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Global and Multicultural Education
Global and Multicultural Education
Global education is central to the mission of Bloomsburg University, which states the university “prepares students for personal and professional success in an increasingly complex global environment.”
Multicultural and global competencies, including foreign language acquisition, have gained enormous value in an increasingly interconnected world. Study abroad fosters the development of culturally perceptive citizens who engage effectively with local and global communities.
BU's Office of Global and Multicultural Education helps all students take advantage of the opportunity to live and explore a new and different culture in a safe and affordable manner.
A group of Bloomsburg University students are studying different levels of Arabic and its culture at the American Language Institute in Fez, Morocco, this summer. Among them is Elizabeth Miller, a history and Arabic major, who is continuing work on her research of Osama bin Laden’s Radicalization.
Miller presented this research — “Deciphering Osama bin Laden’s Radicalization based on United States Actions, Policies and Presence in Saudi Arabia 1990-2001” — this spring at the Consortium for Educational Resources on Islamic Studies Undergraduate Symposium. In addition, she received an URSCA grant to expand the research following her four-week Arabic study abroad program in Morocco.
“The daughter we live with, Aya, took us around parts of the old medina at night and showed us how busy at night it really is, people are selling things and sitting at cafes and walking around. She knew so many people so we got to say hi to many, and we even snuck into a wedding.”
A group of Bloomsburg University students are studying British literature and philosophy in London this summer. Among their experiences include seeing “The Taming of the Shrew” at The Globe, tour inside St. Paul’s Cathedral, visit William Shakespeare’s home where they saw a live performance of Hamlet, and traveling to several museums in London, including one where President David Soltz and his wife Robbie were visiting on vacation.
The group joined the Soltzs on an audio tour on the history of world Civilization.
In addition, several students are continuing work on their Undergraduate, Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity (URSCA) summer projects. Among the projects include a few focused on Virginia Woolf, as well as projects combining history, theory and literature and some on the changing definition of human life — specifically maternal and fetal life, and how these changes capture Foucault’s concept of body discipline and regulation.
“In order to complete their research, these five students are working at the British Library every day they aren’t busy with class.”
Let our Husky Abroad students convince you why this life experience is an opportunity that shouldn’t be missed.
- China — Join Anastasia Timofeeva as she studies at the Beijing Foreign Studies University in Beijing.
- Mexico — Follow Lydia Stebbins as she studies at the Universidad Veracruzana-Xalapa in Xalapa.
- France — Join Morgan Munyan as she studies at the Université Catholique de Lille in Lille.
- Costa Rica — Look back at Emily's time in Heredia.
- England — Follow Hannah Richardson's experience at the University of St Mark and St John in Plymouth.
- United Kingdom — Join Shane Kunkel as he studies at the University of Essex in Colchester.
- Spain — Look back at Taylor Davis's summer in Granada.
- Chile — Follow Kaitlin's study abroad in Valparaiso.