Wednesday, 18 April 2012

The power of diversity

SAIS Bologna students say diversity contributes in an important way to the learning experience inside and outside the classroom.

Diversity comes in many shapes and forms. Nationality can shape us in many ways and help determine our language, culture, religion, economic outlook, historical perspective -- and our hidden biases. Part of the learning experience at SAIS is to discover one's biases and to help others discover theirs.

This year candidates with passports from 55 different countries have been admitted to SAIS Bologna. They come from every inhabited continent.

This coming academic year in Bologna many of those candidates will be sharing their experiences with one another in a fruitful exchange not easily forgotten.

Here is a map showing those countries:

View SAIS Bologna admitted candidates' countries in a larger map

Nelson Graves