As a member of Global Engagement Fellows, we prioritize the understanding other cultures, in many varying methods. One way we do this is through media, which allows us to view perspectives on cultures from the eyes of those who live within them. The Foreign Film Club allowed me to understand the problems of other people and how their cultural identities are affected by these issues. With movies, such as The Kite Runner and The African Doctor, which we watched this semester, I was immersed in the mindsets and views of those who are from other corners of the Earth. I believe this allows us to become more knowledgeable and open to understanding of others, as we can see firsthand from media, these people and their lives.
I am very glad that I am a member of this community, as it allows me to become culturally aware and has shown me how to effectively view and work with other cultures.