Resource: Stereotyping/Viewpoints

Resource Description Who Should Use How To Use
Stereotypes of Americans on Study Abroad This video features students who have studied abroad sharing specific advice on how not to perpetuate the "Ugly American" stereotype. Administrators/Students/Faculty You can incorporate this video in pre-departure orientation. This video serves as an excellent resource to create discussion about how Americans are perceived abroad.
The Stereotypical American This playful video provides examples of stereotypes about how Americans are perceived abroad. Administrators/Faculty/Students You can incorporate this video in pre-departure orientation. This video serves as an excellent resource to create discussion about how Americans are perceived abroad.
Cross Examination by Josh Weinstein This video features a man who asks strangers to offer opinions about his life based on his appearance. Administrators/ Faculty/Students You can incorporate this video in pre-departure orientation to create discussion on assumptions based on appearance.
Italians and Germans Stereotypes: Some true habits & some stereotypes This playful cartoon illustrates stereotypes of Germans and Italians. Administrators/Faculty/ Students This tool can be used to create discussion about culture and stereotypes. Questions can be asked of students such as: 1) what behaviors are you seeing? 2) what values do you see associated with the behaviors? 3) why do you think behaviors are different in each location? 4) what do you think a cartoon about Americans would look like? 5) What values would your ideas about Americans convey?
Shit people Say… This "stuff people say" video portrays what students or ex-pats might say as they go through the 6 stages of the DMIS scale in Germany. Administrators/Students/ Faculty This can be shown at pre-departure orientation and the DMIS can be introduced.
The Sad Truth This comic strip addresses stereotypes of a variety of nationalities' responses to the global issue of food shortages. Administrators/ Faculty/ Students This is a great tool to share at pre-departure orientation to drum up stereotypes of other countries. Perhaps bring in students from each region for small group discussion to shed light on how it feels to be stereotyped and to discuss where stereotypes come from.
Stereotypes and Prejudices Stereotypes and Prejudices from University of Missouri's International Center includes information and preparation for study outside the U.S. Administrators/Faculty/Students Can be used as a handout to create discussion around how to be aware of stereotypes of others (and self) abroad. Offers solid questions for group dialogue.
Lessons Learned from Study Abroad: Challenging Assumptions Melibee Global guest blog post about experiences abroad and what they taught the author about the dangers of stereotyping Students/Faculty/Administrators This can be used as a handout to create discussion around how to be aware of stereotypes of others.
How Americans See Europe This infographic illustrates how Americans see Europe Students/Faculty/Administrators This can be used as a handout to create discussion around how to be aware of stereotypes of others.
The World According to Americans This infographic illustrates how the Americans view the world. Students/ Faculty/ Administrators This can be used as a handout to create discussion around how to be aware of stereotypes of others.
Stereotype Maps Website A link of infographic resources to different types of stereotypes. Students/ Administrators This can be used as a handout to create discussion around how to be aware of stereotypes of others. It serves as a great discussion starter. Do students agree/disagree? Why?
Why It Is Dangerous To Label People Illustrates the dangers of labeling others Students/Faculty/Administrators This can be used in pre-departure and ongoing orientation to create conversation around perception of others and reinforce how dangerous it is. It can also be used to discuss how dangerous it can be to be on the receiving end of this too as a sojourner who is labeled by others.