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Dr. Jean-Blaise Samou

Associate Professor of Francophone and Intercultural Studies Department of Languages and Cultures, Saint Mary's University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
I also teach courses in Intercultural Studies, and Global Development Studies

Relationship with Study Abroad: I had the opportunity to design several projects at different higher education institutions – including the University of Alberta, Augustana campus in Camrose, AB, Canada, and Ripon College in Ripon, WI, USA – which provided students with the possibility to go on a semester-long S.A. trip to La Rochelle (France), Dakar (Senegal), and Yaoundé (Cameroon). I am currently working with other colleagues at Saint Mary’s University to develop a S.A. program in Kigali (Rwanda).

Envisioned Contribution to GC-SARA: My contribution to GC-SARA is mostly in the areas of research and pedagogical
innovations on decolonizing Study Abroad.

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