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Join us Saturday, March 30 for the 2019 GO! Global Orientation on Culture + Ethics at the FedEx Global Education building!

This free, one-day event is designed to help students evaluate expectations, anticipate potential cultural and ethical challenges, prepare for engagement with global communities, and develop intercultural competencies.

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Saturday, March 30 • 11:30am - 12:30pm
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This session will address the implications of gender and sexual differences and inequalities in cross-cultural travel. Some of the questions discussed include: How can students practice culturally appropriate behavior related to gender and sexuality? What specific issues confront women, transfolk, and LGB identified students? How can students use cross-cultural experiences to explore different ways in which gender and sexual identities are expressed? How can students see beyond stereotypes about the gender and sexuality of others, particularly as they relate to religion, the body and its treatment/adornment, and notions of oppression and liberation?

Want to see the resources shared during this session? Check out the files listed below. 

avatar for Brandy Arellano

Brandy Arellano

Program Manager, UNC Center for Global Initiatives
Brandy manages programs to open access to new global opportunities; the programs include Passport to Go! Fellowship, GO! Global Orientation, Global Take Off: Puerto Rico, and the Carolina Global Initiative Award. Brandy is originally from Miami, Florida and grew up in a large Cuban household. She received her undergraduate degree from UNC with majors in Psychology and Exercise & Sport Science. As a student, she began her traveling experiences in two study abroad programs: first to Samoa, F... Read More →

avatar for Clare Counihan

Clare Counihan

Program Coordinator, Carolina Womens Center
After graduating from Duke in 1999, Clare Counihan completed a Ph.D. in English Literature at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Her research interests focus on experimental southern African fiction that explores the relationship between the nation and excluded subjects. As program... Read More →
avatar for Angel Collie

Angel Collie

Assistant Director, Duke University Center for Sexuality and Gender Diversity
Angel grew up in rural North Carolina and, before joining the team at Duke, spent his days working as the Assistant Director of the LGBTQ Center at UNC-CH. His return to UNC (where he received his BA in Religious Studies with minors in both Women’s Studies and Sexuality Studies... Read More →
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Lauren Jurgensen

Student, 2021, UNC College of Arts and Sciences
As a native of Rocky Point NC, Lauren had never traveled internationally until she was awarded the Global Gap Year Fellowship. She spent four months working on sustainable, organic farms in Puerto Rico and six months working at an LGBT NGO in Kyrgyzstan translating grant reports and... Read More →

Saturday March 30, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm EDT
room 4003