Voices from the South: Decolonial Perspectives in International Education

edited by: Andrea Rizzotti & Héctor M.Cruz-Feliciano

About this Volume:

Inspired by the Editors’ work with U.S. students studying abroad throughout Latin America and including voices from colleagues working across the Global South, including in Argentina, Chile, Puerto Rico, Colombia, Peru, Senegal, India, and Jordan, this volume seeks to reverse the replication of imperialist and colonial patterns in Global North-to-Global South student mobility by passing the microphone to study abroad professionals based in the Global South. Their experiences and scholarship offer a rich, nuanced, and very current perspective on the challenges colonial attitudes and behaviors present to the field of education abroad and its future.


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Table of Contents

Foreword Said Graiouid, School for International Training (SIT)

1. Introduction Andrea Rizzotti & and Héctor M. Cruz-Feliciano, translated by Sophia Pekowsky

2. Jaspers’s Conceptions of Guilt in International Education Mauricio Paredes

3. White Supremacy, Global Education, and Decolonial Futures Cheikh Thiam and Hannah Sorila

4. Shifting the Center: Challenging Ethnocentrism of US Students in Peru Marion Tizón

5. U.S. Education Abroad’s Unabashed Neoliberalism: One practitioner’s Practitioner’s thoughts Thoughts on “the market” in the MENA region Region Elena Corbett

6. An Alternative to Service-Learning: Reframing Community-Based Experiences in a Process-Oriented Approach Héctor M. Cruz-Feliciano

7. Centering Afro-Colombian Narratives by Exploring Critical Theories and the Complexities of Identity in Study Abroad Diego Andrés Lugo-Vivas, Cyntoya McCall, and Pedro León Cortés-Ruiz

8. Transformative Experiences to Frame a Decolonial Approach to International Education: Insights from a Study Abroad Program in India Anitha Ramanna

9. The Pedagogy of Being Involved: Political Participation as Decolonial Practice in Virtual and On-Site Study Abroad Programs in Buenos Aires, Argentina Andrea Rizzotti and Sophia Pekowsky

About the Editors:

Andrea Rizzotti is currently the Director of International Educational Program (PEI) of the Latin American Studies Department (ADELA) at FLACSO- Argentina and the developer of the International Students Integral Housing System (SIAEI) at the Public University of Buenos Aires (UBA).

Héctor M. Cruz-Feliciano is Director of Latin America Programs and Interim Director of Academic Affairs at CET Academic Programs.

Sophia Pekowsky is the custom program coordinator at CIEE Amsterdam, and is a graduate of the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master’s in Gender Studies at Utrecht University and the University of Bologna. She previously worked as the program assistant at FLACSO, Argentina and conducted a Fulbright research grant on reproductive justice in Buenos Aires.

This book is a part of the Standards in Action book series.