Diplomacy in the Classroom

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The live video chat with the students of Plymstock, England was a great experience that I hope to have again. We talked about important current events that were happening in our individual countries and then made connections between them. We have differences, but what was mostly similar were our views on certain topics. We discussed the topics of gun control in the States, religion, diversity, racial profiling, etc.

I feel the reason we shared similar viewpoints on most things is because we all come from the same generation. Our views essentially are the future, so we should agree on most things in consideration of our evolution. What stood out the most to me was that we were able to be serious and genuine, but at the same time we could laugh; this showed a sense of comfort and trust between us.

A question I would’ve liked to discuss would have been about their views on immigration. In America, since we are so diverse, we are seen as a sort of refuge country for foreigners to come to when looking for somewhere safe to live. Because of some people’s beliefs and traditional morals, though, the immigrants are not always welcomed. I would like to know what they think of it, since they can partially relate as they have refugees taking shelter in their country.