Tuesday, September 21, 2010

How Do We Diversify The U.S. Study Abroad Student Population?

This is a question I’ve been asking and looking into for some time now.  Today, the Diversity in International Education Hands-On Workshop is taking place at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.  I would love to attend this free workshop but alas I am here in Chicago and I just can’t make it.  I posted about this workshop over on IHEC Blog this summer (view that post here) as I think it is a great thing that AIFS and DiversityAbroad are doing (in conjunction withNational Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education (NAFEO), the Institute of International Education (IIE) and Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU).  I was invited to update and contribute my comparative data tables on race and ethnicity in education abroad for inclusion in the workshop.  At some point I'll make these data table more available but for now they are part of the e Diversity in International Education Hands-On Workshop materials distributed to those fortunate to attend.

While most of us can't be in Washington, D.C. for the workshop it doesn't mean we can't think about and discuss this important issue in the field of education abroad.  What are your thoughts on this?

This post is cross-posted over on my International Higher Education Consulting website.


  1. The word "Study Abroad" passes on to options in international education accessible to students wishing to get degrees from universities and colleges in other parts of the world.

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  2. At Farther Foundation we start at the high school level. By making opportunities for educational travel programs a possibility for low-income, Chicago area high school students we are nurturing a racially diverse group of students who are eager to go to college and take advantage of study abroad opportunities while there. http://www.fartherfoundation.org