Amari Honick

Bio Summary
Cohort Year: 
Home Institution: 
Carlow University
Heinz Programming Area: 
Arts & Culture
Study Abroad Country: 
Czech Republic
International Experience

Amari spent four weeks in Prague, Czech Republic studying the human experience of diversity through art at Charles University. She took a photography class and a Czech language class. During her stay, Amari visited photography exhibits examining diversity and the different experiences of a variety of individuals living in the Czech Republic including the Romani population. Amari also created original art surrounding issues of diversity in response to her own experience being a woman of color in a majorly white country. Through photography, she learned about the recent history of the Czech Republic over the last 100 years as well as the history of the treatment of minorities. Amari also learned over 100 words in the Czech language through class and practice in local settings. Amari used the extensive public transportation system in Prague to explore the city, attend art galleries, and, of course, take lots of pictures! During her stay in Prague, Amari got out of her comfort zone by trying all types of new foods, meeting many new people, and pushing herself physically. Through this amazing experience, she wishes to further her development in cultural competence and global citizenship because of the realization of how much more there is to learn in the world and the importance of experiencing new things with an open mind.


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