Nation Building, Globalization and Decolonizing the Mind

This program examines these crucial issues, nation-building, globalization, and decolonizing the mind, from the perspectives of the new democracies of southern Africa. Namibia won its independence in 1990 after decades of apartheid under South African colonization. South Africa had its first democratic election in 1994. As these nations s... read more

35 User Reviews

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Nation Building, Globalization and Decolonizing the Mind The Right Choice

Reviewed by Olivia Cstudent on .

Out of the hundreds of options I had to study abroad, I chose to study through CGE Southern Africa. Throughout my trip I constantly found myself saying, "this was the right choice." This program focused around so many things I had already learned about through my major, and helped to contextualize some of the more abstract theories I has studied throug my university. I learned more in these few months than I could have ever thought possible thr... Read more

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Nation Building, Globalization and Decolonizing the Mind Everyone should study abroad at some point in their life.

Reviewed by Desiree Swartzstudent on .

Since it is so difficult to put my study abroad experience into words, I will start off with a cliche - studying abroad has been one of the best experiences of my life. Before I left for Namibia I was apprehensive and excited. I could not have imagined that this experience would affect me as much as it did. Not only did I make long-lasting friendships with the other students in my group, I also saw change in myself. Being a nursing major, my sche... Read more

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Nation Building, Globalization and Decolonizing the Mind great

Reviewed by Subahstudent on .

Good program, exploring was wonderful. Did not like how structured the program was. other than that it was wonderful Read more

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Nation Building, Globalization and Decolonizing the Mind all good things

Reviewed by hannahstudent on .

This semester I learned more than I have in any formal schooling. I was also the most consistently stimulated from my experiences abroad. I was exposed to things I would have never found on my own and I am eternally grateful for that. Read more

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Nation Building, Globalization and Decolonizing the Mind Namibia

Reviewed by Matt Erbesstudent on .

The Center for Global Education in Namibia is a great program, and it both forces you out of your comfort zone and lets you see Southern Africa in a structured environment. PROS: The CGE staff are wonderful; they are happy to do a lot for the students. Almost all travel is planned by them, they cook meals and clean the house, and you can talk to them about any problems you might be having. Also, all of the classes are in the CGE house wher... Read more

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Nation Building, Globalization and Decolonizing the Mind Decolonizing the mind

Reviewed by Joshua Kumistudent on .

I really enjoyed my study aboard program because it deconstructed a lot of preconceived notions I had about africa. I learned alot of distorted history that I was not exposed to by the usa education system. Often times we are taught Africa is a primitive place that has not contribute nothing to the global development of the world however this distorted history fails to address how Africans contributed greatly to the development of the west. T... Read more

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Nation Building, Globalization and Decolonizing the Mind New Perspectives

Reviewed by samboatstudent on .

My study abroad experience opened my mind to a whole new world of possibilities. I was surrounded by people who had a different mindset about a lot of things, and that helped me grow tremendously as a person. The classes I took were so different from anything I had ever taken before and it helped me learn about issues I didn't even know about. The friendships I made will last a life time and I am so grateful and blessed to have had this opportuni... Read more

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Nation Building, Globalization and Decolonizing the Mind Life changing

Reviewed by Madison Rainaud-Owensstudent on .

Going into the semester, I didn't really know what to expect especially because I had never taken any sort of international related courses in college being a nursing major. I learned more than I ever thought I would out of a classroom setting and I am grateful for the opportunities I've been given during my 4 months in Namibia. Read more

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Nation Building, Globalization and Decolonizing the Mind The Center for Global Education offers a semester of individual growth, an intensive global perspective perspective, and experiences you will never stop thinking about.

Reviewed by Melissa Rinkstudent on .

My semester in Namibia was truly amazing; I know I will be thinking about these four months for the rest of my life. The Center for Global Education brings in interesting speakers and organizations who provide vastly different perspectives, finds wonderful homestay families, encourages discourse of important social issues, and offers opportunity for individual reflection and growth. I have been inspired by and learned so much this semester, made ... Read more