Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Opinion "Fancy Island, or Studying Abroad?"

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Opinion "Fancy Island, or Studying Abroad?"

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This opinion piece, written in 1995, details the study abroad experience of Christie Getman, in Martinique, in the French West Indies. She describes how life changing the experience was for her, and how there were rarely any other white people, and English was not spoken. Getman explains the importance of the history lessons she took as she was able to read novels written by natives of the island, and see monuments to important natives. Getman also explains the touching story of her host family, who explained that they did not know who their ancestors were because they were abducted in Africa and brought to sugar plantations in the French West Indies. Getman stresses the importance of a study abroad experience for all students, as it changed her life's perspective.

Source

Getman, Christie. "Fancy Island, or Studying Abroad?" The University of Richmond Collegian 82, no. 3, (September 21, 1995): 8. https://collegian.richmond.edu/?a=d&d=COL19950921.2.35&srpos=39&e=-------en-20--21--txt-txIN-

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The Collegian, University of Richmond

Date

1995-09-21

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English

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Richmond (Va.)

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Getman, Christie, “Opinion "Fancy Island, or Studying Abroad?",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed November 21, 2019, http://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/3462.