Globetrotting or Global Citizenship? explores the broad range of international experiential learning options available to Canadian students, as well as the opportunities and the ethical dilemmas that come with them. Combining practical advice with critical examinations of international experiential learning, this essay collection is designed to help the reader to move beyond photo-ops and travel opportunities and towards striving for a deeper global citizenship. Globetrotting or Global Citizenship? is a valuable guide for students considering going abroad for experiential learning and a useful resource for those returning from such programs, as well as instructors and administrators facilitating pre-departure and return orientation sessions. Anyone taking part in international volunteering will find the reflections and analysis provided here an excellent starting point for understanding the potential impact of their time abroad.
Figures and Tables List of Contributors 1. International Experiential Learning and Global Citizenship - Rebecca Tiessen (University of Ottawa, Global Studies) and Robert Huish (Dalhousie University, International Development Studies) 2. Grounding Experiential Learning in Thick Conceptions of Global Citizenship - John Cameron (Dalhousie University, International Development Studies) 3. Critical Hyper-Reflexivity and Challenging Power: Pushing Past the Dichotomy of Employability and Good Global Citizenship in Development Studies Experiential Learning Contexts - Jonathan Langdon (St Francis Xavier University, Development Studies) and Coleman Agyeyoamh (Director of Venceremos Development Consults) 4. Career Aspirations and Experiential Learning Abroad: Perspectives from Canadian Youth on Short-Term Placements - Rebecca Tiessen 5. Uncovering What Lies Beneath: An Examination of Power, Privilege and Racialization in International Social Work - Lahoma Thomas (University of Toronto) and Uppala Chandrasekera (M.S.W., RSW) 6. Secondary School Experiential Learning Programs in the Global South: Critical Reflections from an Ontario Study - Katie Fizzell (Queen's University, Global Development Studies) and Marc Epprecht (Queen's University, Development Studies) 7. Experiential Learning in Challenging Settings: Lessons from Post-Genocide Rwanda - Marie-Eve Desrosiers (University of Ottawa, International Development and Global Studies) and Susan Thomson (Colgate University, Peace and Conflict Studies) 8. "Would Flexner close the doors on this?" The Ethical Dilemmas of International Health Electives in Medical Education - Robert Huish 9. Getting Prepared for International Experiential Learning: An Ethical Imperative - Julie Drolet (Thompson Rivers University, Human, Social and Educational Development Studies) 10. Getting the Most out of Studying Abroad: Ways to Maximize Learning in Short-Term Study Trips - Stacie Travers (Canadian Bureau for International Education, Program Manager) 11. (De)colonizing Pedagogies: An Exploration of Learning with Students Volunteering Abroad - Katie MacDonald (University of Alberta) 12. Visual Representation and Canadian Government-Funded Volunteer Abroad Programs: Picturing the Canadian Global Citizen - Ellyn Clost (Researcher, Kingston, Ontario) 13. Volunteer Stories about International Development: Challenges of Public Engagement Campaigns in Youth NGOs - Manda Ann Roddick (University of Victoria) 14. Afterword: The Should be Nothing Experimental about Experiential Learning: From Globetrotting to Global Citizenship - Robert Huish and Rebecca Tiessen