“We now have to be responsible for both fellow citizens of our country and fellow citizens of the world. The question is, ‘Can we figure that out?'” Kwame Anthony Appiah.
Anthony Appiah is a British-born Ghanaian philosopher and cultural theorist. He has been extremely helpful in informing us how to move ahead in a multi-cultural world, realizing we are dependent upon one another without minimizing the differences between us.
I believe the most transformative aspect of global travel is interacting with others who play out the human experience much more differently than you. Living in the midst of a different culture and being a part of that experience has been life changing for me.
Before embarking on your tour, make sure you familiarize yourself with some of Professor Appiah’s thoughts on becoming a global citizen. This 7 minute video is a great place to start.