Global Citizenship and Study Abroad: A Comparative Study of American and Australian Undergraduates
Keywords:Global Citizenship, Study abroad, Education abroad, Australia, United States of America, Comparative study
This article presents an essay, where the author examines how two groups of undergraduates, from Australia and the United States, negotiate their national and global identities in the context of studying abroad. Demonstrating the nuances of “global citizenship, ” the author draws on Craig Calhoun’s (2002) scholarship on national identity and Martha Nussbaum’s (2002) philosophical framework of global citizenship. The author further argues for a more complex understanding of the dynamics of nation and globe and for a paradigm of “global citizenship” grounded in critical self-awareness, mutual respect, and reciprocity (Nussbaum, 2002; Gillespie, 2003).
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