Find out what experts say about why students with diverse backgrounds should study abroad and what students can expect— including personal and career benefits, how students might be viewed abroad, and discrimination issues. Faculty and staff will also find helpful information on how to better promote study abroad for underrepresented students by addressing some of the issues ethnicity may play in their experiences and linking them to additional information.
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- Dr. Francis O. Adeola and James A. Perry
Global Study: Smooth or Bumpy Ride: Global study is to diversity as internship is to job experience
This article discusses both the benefits (personal and career) of study abroad as well as information about types of programs and universities in Africa that students can contact for further information.
- Starlett Craig
"Study Abroad Matters: Top 10 Reasons for African American Students to Go Abroad"
This article, which appeared in Transitions Abroad, discusses reasons why African American students should study abroad.
- University of Pittsburgh
"The World Is in Your Hands Student Guide: African Americans Speak Out and Share Their International Experiences"
- This is a booklet of advice and thoughts from African American study abroad returnees.
- Emily Le
"Study Abroad Advising for Asian American Students"
- 10 Reasons for Asian/ Pacific Islander American Students to Study Abroad
- What about Discrimination?
- 10 Reasons for Hispanic American Students to Study Abroad
- What about Discrimination (Latin@ and Hispanic Americans Discrimination)?
- 10 Reasons for Native American Students to Study Abroad
- What about Discrimination (Native Americans)?
- Brown University
"Diversity Issues in Study Abroad"
The Diversity Issues in Study Abroad booklet is a collection of quotes by Brown University students about their experiences abroad. The quotes were gathered through a survey of study abroad students returning from either spring semester/full year 1999-2000 or fall semester 2000-2001 abroad. The survey directly addressed issues of diversity in study abroad including ethnicity, heritage, sexual orientation, religion, minority/majority issues, physical appearance, and language.
- Carol Patterson
"Ways to Include Underrepresented Communities in Exchange Programs"
This article discusses strategies for inclusion, supporting organizations, links to organizations that offer programs under the DeWitt Wallace Youth Travel Enrichment Fund.
- Elizabeth Redden
"Study Abroad Isn't Just for White Students"
TThis article, appearing in Inside Higher Ed, discusses how to increase diverse students in study abroad.
- Indiana University
"Minority Students and Study Abroad: Articles and Resources"
Indiana University provides a page full of links to online articles, print and film resources for minority students interested in study abroad.
- Karen Jenkins
Preparing students of color for global opportunities
This article explores why it is necessary for students of color to study abroad and recommendations for developing an international campus.
- Marilyn Jackson
"Breaking the Barriers to Overseas Study for Students of Color and Minorities"
This article is actually summary notes of a presentation given by Ms. Jackson, San Francisco State University to CCCU Off-campus Study Coordinators (OCSC) Conference, June 2004.
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"Study Abroad for Minorities: African American, Hispanic, Asian, and Native American students return from overseas with glowing tales."
This article addresses the benefits of study abroad and reasons why minority students sometimes think they can't go abroad.
- University of Michigan
"Work Abroad: Americans of Color Abroad"
This article addresses programs, financial aid, and working abroad for American of Color.