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2017 State System Summit

Session 6

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2017 State System Summit

13-15 University Ave.
West Chester, PA 19382

Hiram G. Martinez
2017 Summit Chairperson
Phone: 610-436-2433

Diversity and Hurdles of Study Abroad Programs

  • 2:00 PM – 2:55 PM
  • SYKES ROOM 257

In this age of nationalism and politics of identity, learning about each is needed more than ever. This presentation includes the current state of Study Abroad programs; internal and external problems; experiences; benefits to students and faculty; and lessons across cultures and nationalities.


Garrett Compton, WCU Student Volunteer


Dr. Sam. E. Quainoo, Professor and Chair, Department of Political Science and Economics at East Stroudsburg University
Dr. Quainoo earned a Ph.D. in Comparative Politics and is a recipient of three Fulbright-Hays Federal Grants for International Education and the author of two books: 1) Transitions and Consolidation of Democracy in Africa and 2) Africa through Ghanaian Lenses. A delegate to the 13th, 14th, 15th, and 16th World Summit of Nobel Laureates in Poland, South Africa, Spain, and Colombia, respectively, Dr. Quainoo has also led Summer Study Abroad programs to Oxford University (UK) and Ghana over several years.