Black Internationalization for a Post-COVID Era
Keywords:HBCUs, Black Internationalism
As many of you have been doing over the last two years, I have been giving a lot of thought to the state of international education as we rebuild and reimagine it. My focus is on rebuilding and reimagining international education for the world we want to live in. I believe that historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) offer important lessons on internationalization that have often been overlooked. There is a rich history of international engagement at HBCUs that has been ignored or excluded. Black Internationalism, a term into which I delve deeper in this essay, has been around for a long time; I use this term to guide this essay and to begin to rescue some of that history. The result is an alternative approach to internationalization.
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