Journal of Global Citizenship & Equity Education, Vol 6, No 1 (2018)

Expanding Our Understanding of Ethical Considerations in North-South Student Mobility Programs: Insights for Improved Institutional Practice

Rebecca Tiessen, Pamela Roy, Farzana Karim-Haji, Robert Gough


North-South student mobility programs (including internships as part of academic studies, education abroad, cooperative education, and field schools) offer immense opportunities for fostering cross-cultural understanding, mutual learning, and capacity building for students and partners. Drawing on diverse bodies of literature, we examine perspectives of host institutions and organizations in the Global South and the breadth of ethical considerations to be analysed in North-South student mobility programs, offering considerations for improved institutional practice. 


ethical considerations; reciprocity; capacity building; problematic practices; reflexivity

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