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Intercultural Exchnage

Yvonne Rufibach

Having experienced many small and some larger cultural differences during a high school exchange in Ecuador, Yvonne decided to take up studies of social anthropology and sociology at the University of Berne and later at the Free University of Berlin. Her interests centred on globalization processes, especially multiculturalism, intercultural dialogue, conflicts or migration, and geographically on Latin America. Different volunteer engagements in Ecuador, Poland and South Africa deepened her understanding of the prevalent inequalities and the numerous challenges in the world and incited her to join the master’s programme in Development Studies at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, where she is currently working on my master’s thesis. Aside from her studies she enjoys hiking, climbing and snowboarding in the Swiss Alps, where she grew up.