Wartburg college is one of the institutions that provide a variety of opportunities to learn with people of different race, age, classes, religion and sexual identities. There are students from more than 51 countries such the United States, Swaziland, Nigeria, Japan, China, Malaysia, and other countries. There are professors and some members of staff from different countries also.Though a large percentage of students and staff are from the United States. There is a relatively equal balance between males and females and the college is ranked #286 in male to female nationwide.Undergraduate students range in age of 18 to 22.
When students arrive on campuses there will be having different personalities and perspectives already fully formed and still malleable.This sense of self-knowledge is sharpened with exposure and close contact with others whose life experiences are on the opposite spectrum.Engaging with others whose opinions, customs and personal lifestyles differ sharply from your own increases one’s self-insight.This type of exposure helps students to make informed decisions about their career directions which is an advantage of attending a diverse school.
Other advantages of attending schools with more diverse enrolment are that students get exposed to people they wouldn’t meet from backgrounds they may not otherwise encounter. One can make a lot of friends with different people from different races and backgrounds. A more diverse campus also means for more interesting clubs with minority populations coming together to celebrate their uniqueness.Promoting diversity in schools helps students accept diversity and promote it in their daily lives. A school administration degree readies graduates for promoting and teaching diversity as a means of accepting it. Educators can help students better understand that while everyone is different, in the most fundamental ways, everyone is the same and should be treated with respect.
Also, diverse college experience will enhance students to think of their careers based on a global perspective.No matter what career one chooses to pursue, employers, coworkers, customers, and clients will come from different backgrounds. Exposure to a diverse environment in school lays the foundation for a global perspective and helps the student learn how to interact with different people from different backgrounds.For example in Doctor who the actors are from different backgrounds, races and their ages are different also. In the first episode, the doctor looks older than Rose and Rose is white whilst Mickey is black but they were in a relationship. Despite all of these differences they could understand each other and work together as a team.