Microaggression is defined as a casual degradation of any marginalized group. International students and members of staff across college campuses in the United States face microaggressions on an almost daily basis. While many cases of microaggression toward the international community come from a place of little to no knowledge of another culture, religion, or group of people, they can be received as subtle acts of racism or bigotry.
If you are an international student like me, traveling home during Thanksgiving break is often not possible, either because it would not be enough time and if you went nothing on planet Earth would will you to return for finals; or more likely, it is too damn expensive anyway! Here are some tips of how to pass the time during Thanksgiving break.
Ithaca College alumna Christine Loman, social media editor and member of the Editorial Board at Syracuse.com shared some useful tips with us via video call during class.
Planning a summer holiday in India? Or studying abroad in the land of a billion people? Here is a short list of things you will need to pack and tips to keep in mind when traveling across the world.
As an international student from India, I am often told how people wish to one day travel to my country. This list is to help those travel junkies who will make their way across the world and experience all that India has to offer.
Cricket is one of the most popular sports in the world, with one of the largest fan followings in sports. The game was invented by the British, and is played today by countries that were historically under colonial British rule.
Below is a short summary of the main rules and formats of how the game is played, and by which nations with a connection to a historical context that resides over the spread and popularity of the game across the world.
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When signing up for Around the World in 60 Minutes; Isha Sharma, a first-year international student from India, knew what she had to keep on the table. Her items included a big Indian flag spread across the space, a used cricket ball from back home, and of course a selection of Indian sweets and snacks from Wegmans.
Alisar Awwad faces the unique reality of being amongst a handful of Ithaca College students that is affected by the travel ban. Along with this, she now holds the position of being the International Senator of the Student Governing Council (SGC) at Ithaca College.
Her new role will help her tackle the personal issues she and many other international students face today.