Your Study Abroad Resource to Find Answers, Funding, and Programs

Mentor Advice

Question

What if my child is multi-racial? Do you think this will affect his/her experience abroad?

2 Replies from Mentors

  • mentor picture Rae Rae
     
    Rae Rae
    Senior Year Student
    Loyola Marymount University
    I think it depends on where your child travels. In London I noticed that interracial dating...
    I think it depends on where your child travels. In London I noticed that interracial dating was quite common, much more so than in the U.S. actually, at least in the situations I observed. Many people were multi-racial, or had immigrant parents, and most people were tolerant and accepting of this. Other places might not be so welcoming. And honestly it might depend on your ethnic/racial makeup as well at the location. You should research your country’s history and maybe use your child’s study abroad office as a resource as well, but don’t make any assumptions without first obtaining information
  • mentor picture Miloni Gandhi
     
    Miloni Gandhi
    Associate Director, International Recruitment, Office of Admissions
    University of Southern California
    This varies country by country. Some places are more accustomed to mixed race people then others. ...
    This varies country by country. Some places are more accustomed to mixed race people then others. If someone is mixed race and studies in a place that is not used to seeing mixed race people then perhaps the student would have to field more questions regarding their race and ethnicity, but generally it is not a problem.
 
 
Sponsors
CEA Global Education
GlobaLinks Learning Abroad in Australia