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What should study abroad administrators think about when doing outreach to a diverse group of students?

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  • mentor picture Patrick Frazier
     
    Patrick Frazier
    Director of International Education
    Quinnipiac University
    I would say that Study Abroad Advisors and Educational Counselors in general should recognize that...
    I would say that Study Abroad Advisors and Educational Counselors in general should recognize that students of color have just as much interest in education abroad as majority students. The difference is that the range of difficulties are not similar to the majority group. Many of these differences are not addressed, for example: home responsibilities, fear of prejudice abroad, access to foreign language training at an early age, loss of peer group, (often only minority in group and no peer group in city who relates to that person i.e. Asian American in Mexico who cannot find someone to relate to Lunar New Year).
 
 
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