Event Title

New Form of Colonialism on the Rise

Mentor 1

Paru Shah

Start Date

1-5-2020 12:00 AM

Description

Research shows that most international volunteer programs are detrimental to the host countries development. The imagery of international volunteer work promotes a simplistic, and paternalistic, set of expectations of what volunteers will observe during their experiences (Tiessen 2018). Volunteer abroad programs advertise simple solutions resulting in a misconception of communities and the set of expectations for humanitarian aid. I will utilize the Critical Race Theory (CRT) to analyze how each tier directly relates to the factors that influence the impact of international volunteer programs. I plan to design a survey that will be administered to hundreds of participants of volunteer abroad programs. The survey questions will be catered to the framework of CRT theory. I will pursue this avenue further in graduate school this upcoming fall.

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May 1st, 12:00 AM

New Form of Colonialism on the Rise

Research shows that most international volunteer programs are detrimental to the host countries development. The imagery of international volunteer work promotes a simplistic, and paternalistic, set of expectations of what volunteers will observe during their experiences (Tiessen 2018). Volunteer abroad programs advertise simple solutions resulting in a misconception of communities and the set of expectations for humanitarian aid. I will utilize the Critical Race Theory (CRT) to analyze how each tier directly relates to the factors that influence the impact of international volunteer programs. I plan to design a survey that will be administered to hundreds of participants of volunteer abroad programs. The survey questions will be catered to the framework of CRT theory. I will pursue this avenue further in graduate school this upcoming fall.