Why is study abroad important for students from diverse backgrounds?
Director of International Education
Study Abroad allows students from diverse backgrounds the opportunity to not only represent a
strong and vibrant part of the United States but also to gain an understanding that they can best
describe to people of their own background.
The media image of African Americans in particular has been twisted since the pre-Hollywood
era. The more real life experience those from outside the United States have with
African Americans the better the perception of this ethnic group.