The United States is known, perhaps more than any other country in the world, as the definition of a 'melting pot' - a place with a vast mixture of people from all different nationalities, races and walks of life. One of the most interesting aspects of studying abroad, then, is witnessing how members of other nations that do not exactly satisfy the criteria of a melting pot interact with you if they are not extremely familiar with people of your race.
"Outside the Melting Pot: Reflections on Hypervisibility Abroad,"
Alterity: The Dartmouth Journal of Intercultural Exchange: Vol. 2018
, Article 11.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.dartmouth.edu/alterity/vol2018/iss1/11