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

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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

Nation Building, Globalization and Decolonizing the Mind CGE was meaningful, inspiring, and fun

Reviewed by Rebeccastudent on .

CGE provided me with opportunities I could never have expected. Amazing speakers who have been through tons and are doing big things to change the world for the better walk into your living room and tell you about it. You (and your friends) are placed in an internship that gives you freedom and experience and lets you meet Namibians in an authentic way. And you are given the chance to really get to know a lot of people that will surprise you and ... Read more

Nation Building, Globalization and Decolonizing the Mind Excellent people, excellent execution

Reviewed by Cole Chernushinstudent on .

This program manages to orchestrate a beautiful symphony of social justice issues, historic context, and plenty of peripheral discussions that have left me feeling like a far more knowledgeable individual. Never would I suggest someone looking for a blowoff study abroad experience enlist in this program, as there are far more suitable programs else where. Many of those who I have spent the past four months with share a passion for evaluating the ... Read more

Nation Building, Globalization and Decolonizing the Mind An unbelievable experience to examine your privilege and revitalize your passion for social justice

Reviewed by Sarah Nunesstudent on .

This program was extremely well organized and connected to the communities we were studying. It went above and beyond a tourist student experience kind of study abroad in an "exotic' country; it sought out marginalized voices and activities and community organizations where intercultural learning went both ways and we went extremely in depth in subjects of social justice, development and true social change beyond surface level giving that only ma... Read more

Nation Building, Globalization and Decolonizing the Mind My experience of Nation Building, Globalization, and Decolonizing the Mind was intense, challenging, thought-provoking, informative, and fun.

Reviewed by Molly Hetznerstudent on .

My time in Namibia and Southern Africa as many things. I chose these 5 adjectives to describe my time, but it was so much more complex than that. It was intense, challenging, and thought-provoking because not only was much of the content new to me, but I was also encouraged by my peers and professors to think about things I never had before. Through this, I learned a learned a lot, and also got to had a lot of fun with many different people that ... Read more

Nation Building, Globalization and Decolonizing the Mind I really felt this was a a thought provoking, cohesive, and considerately-run program.

Reviewed by amaisel93student on .

This program is great for anyone who wants to really get to know the history and current political and social climate of Southern Africa. It was a great opportunity to explore issues of social justice, both through an academic lens as well as through first hand experiences and through speakers. The staff goes out of the way to coordinate some amazing opportunities and the cultivate a supportive and productive learning community. Read more

Nation Building, Globalization and Decolonizing the Mind This program was perfect for me, and while I cannot speak for everyone, I beileve that this program would challenge and uplift many students who attended.

Reviewed by CRawnzstudent on .

I believe that this program was perfect for me. I was able to learn about the culture of Namibia, meet and live with wonderful people, work in a welcoming and demanding environment, and see the awesome landscapes of southern Africa. It was tremendously challenging at times, but also helped me to form a better understanding of the world and of my view of the world. I was blessed to live in an uplifting and fun community that also helped to shape m... Read more

Nation Building, Globalization and Decolonizing the Mind Amazing!

Reviewed by Jenna Mattinastudent on .

I learned so much about myself, America, Namibia and how the nations of the world interact and how these interactions can potentially create systemic problems. I learned about how different people are working towards a more sustainable and equitable future. I learned what small role I can play in these global dynamics and how continuous learning and education is the way to work towards a better future. This learning incorporated many different fa... Read more

Nation Building, Globalization and Decolonizing the Mind Great!

Reviewed by Lena Glickmanstudent on .

I'm so glad I went on this trip. It gave me a chance to explore issues of power and oppression and develop my ideas about social justice further. Our group was a great community, and I grew a lot from getting to know everyone on the trip. The trips to Johannesburg and Cape Town were both great, and in general we saw lots of really amazing speakers. Being in Windhoek was slightly less scintillating sometimes, but once I found a rhythm it was good.... Read more