Explore - The Global South

The beach in Barbados

Due to current travel restrictions, we are inviting you to explore the Global South virtually! Join us for a presentation about what it means to study abroad in these countries and then check out the entertainment, food, and music of these countries!

Exploring the Global South Presentation

Check out the recording of our Global South presentation and hear from a student who spent a semester studying abroad in Ghana!

Studying in the Global South

Check out what past UofG study abroad participants have to say about studying in the Global South.

Explore Other Study Abroad Ambassador Profiles

You can also use our Program Search Tool to see which universities we have partnered within this region and find links to visit the partner university website to learn more about how it can fit into your degree. Using the search tool you can find information about the semester dates, courses offered in English, residence, and more.

Movies, Documentaries, and Books

An entertaining and fun way to get to know a culture could be through movies, documentaries or books. There are many popular films and books gaining lots of attention and visibility, and with the number of streaming platforms available ​through your UoG central ID​, students can access various films about the Global South. Grab some popcorn and check out these options:

There are many popular books from or about this region that are gaining popularity and worth the read such as:

Some books by Indian Authors:

  • The White Tiger - Aravind Adiga
  • The Great Indian Novel - Shashi Tharoor
  • The Palace of Illusions - Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

Some well-known American Books

  • The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitsgerald
  • To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
  • Little Women - Louisa May Alcott
  • The Catcher in the Rye - J.D. Salinger

 

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Arts & Culture

Google's Arts and Culture site can help you to explore museums, cities, history, and culture. Here are some samples of the Oceania features you can explore from the comfort of your own home! Google Arts and Culture

Restaurants and Recipes 

One of the most exciting parts of learning about a new culture is trying new foods! Food is an important part of the culture and is an expression of cultural identity. If you are looking to practice your cooking skills, here are some recipes from the Global South for you try out:

Music

Explore the sounds of the Global South with this playlist