Being Black Abroad

Join AARCC in collaboration with UCSC Study Abroad for a "Being Black Abroad" presentation and community discussion. During this event, we will explore what it's like to experience Blackness in a different cultural context through the lived experiences of UCSC ABC study abroad alumni who studied in Barbados, Spain, and France. We will also go over incorporating a study abroad or away experience into your degree plan at UCSC. Important issues like academic planning, finances and scholarships, getting started, and more will be discussed. Come ready with questions on how to make this a viable option for you. 

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Study Abroad Student Panel Bios:

  • Alexis Jolivette: I am a senior and who studied in Paris, France for the quarter of Winter 2020 in the Social Justice and Activism program. This was my first time leaving the U.S. so I was a bit nervous, but as a first-generation student, I was excited to expand my education and grow as an individual. I enjoyed navigating daily life in a foreign country, which sparked an interest in traveling to new places.
  • Ayodele Abdul-Hadi: I am a third-year Environmental Studies major with a concentration in global environmental justice. I have always loved to travel and experience new cultures. In my free time, you can find me at the beach or spending time with my friends.
  • Chelsey Boykin: Chelsey Boykin is a graduating senior who majors in Intensive Psychology. She studied abroad in Barbados during her junior year.
  • Tolu Familoni: I am a graduating fifth-year student studying Robotics Engineering. I recently studied abroad in Paris as part of the Social Justice and Activism in France program. I had an amazing experience and am happy to answer any questions you might have about studying abroad.


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Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 5:30pm to 7:00pm

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