Pondering Ethical Issues and Cultural Sensitivity when Working, Volunteering and Traveling in “Developing Nations.”

  • Susan Weinger Western Michigan University


A conscious self-awareness may help travelers explore and adapt to another culture.

In this paper, I attempt to demonstrate this self-monitoring process by sharing my reflections about some internal thoughts, conflicts, and ethical issues which I pondered while traveling, conversing, and researching in two Asian countries.

Author Biography

Susan Weinger, Western Michigan University
Susan Weinger, PhD
School of Social Work
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
United States