Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Statement

We are committed to advancing equity, diversity and inclusion and eliminating structural racism and inequities within the organization, the field of education abroad, and our communities.

Core Beliefs:

  • We believe that equity, diversity, and inclusion should be embedded within the structure of the organization and integral to the Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad.
  • We believe that the inclusion and celebration of each individual’s intersecting identities, experiences, and abilities enriches our organization and our work with members, professionals, and students.
  • We believe that education abroad can be a tool for cultivating anti-racist and decolonial thought in students and stakeholders.
  • We believe in creating safe spaces and brave spaces for belonging, communication, sharing and learning.
  • We believe we have the responsibility to actively inform and engage the field of education abroad in a way that fosters inclusion, promotes equity, and combats structural racism systemically and sustainably.

How We Manifest This:

By engaging in dialogue, collaboration, sharing best practices, research and innovation, and professional development, The Forum strives to address and provide critical resources and a forum for discussion for the field of education abroad, with particular consideration of groups who have been historically excluded or marginalized impacting access to education abroad.

 


Images shows the cover of the Standards of Good Practice for Education abroad booklet, which features pale silver text on a purple background, with a futuristic graphic of a globe.

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in the Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad, 6th ed.

The sixth edition of the Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad places equity, diversity, and inclusion as cornerstones for best practice in education abroad program design and management and student recruitment and support. This poster provides an overview of how the Standards apply to our work and how they can help identify strengths and areas for improvement on the quest for more equitable, inclusive, and diverse education abroad programs.

 

Standards of Good Practice as a Tool for Improvement

 

 

Additional Forum Resources:


Recommended Resources

 

General Resources on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

AUTHOR TITLE AND LINK YEAR SOURCE ACCESS RESEARCH OR PRACTICE BASED?
Arao, B., & Clemens, K. From Safe Spaces to Brave Spaces: A New Way to Frame Dialogue Around Diversity and Social Justice. 2013 In Landreman, L. (Ed.), The Art of Effective Facilitation: Reflections from Social Justice Educators, Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing, 135-150. Free access to PDF Research
Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U). Making Excellence Inclusive. Unknown Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U) Link to  website Practice
Cooperative Extension Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: A Professional Development Offering of the eXtension Foundation Impact Collaborative Unknown Cooperative Extension Link to  website Practice
Creative Equity Toolkit Creative Equity Toolkit – Intersectionality Unknown Creative Equity Toolkit Link to Creative Equity Toolkit website Practice
DiAngelo, R.  White Fragility: Why it’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism. 2018 Boston: Beacon Press. Free access to PDF Practice
Facing History and Ourselves
Fostering Civil Discourse: A Guide For Classroom Conversations Unknown Facing History and Ourselves Free access to PDF Practice
IGLYO Intersectionality Toolkit 2015 IGLYO Free access to PDF Practice
Intercultural Learning Hub (Hubicl) Assessment for Social Justice Collection Unknown Intercultural Learning Hub (Hubicl) Link to website Both
Jack, A. A.  The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges Are Failing Disadvantaged Students. 2019 Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press Requires purchase Research
Kendi, I. X. How to Be An Antiracist. 2019 New York: One World Requires purchase Research
Luedke, C. L. Person First, Student Second: Staff and Administrators of Color Supporting Students of Color Authentically in Higher Education. 2017 Journal of College Student Development, 58 (1): 37-52. Requires purchase or access through university Research
National Museum of African American History & Culture. Digital Resources Guide Unknown Smithsonian Institution Link to  website Practice
O’Donoghue, A. How to Manage Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace 2021 RTÉ.ie is the website of Raidió Teilifís Éireann, Ireland’s National Public Service Media Link to website Practice
Oluo, I. So You Want to Talk About Race 2018 New York: Seal Press Requires purchase Research
Scott, K. Mi Vido Afro 2021 Instagram Requires Instagram account Practice
Stanford University Diversity and Inclusion Resources on Campus and Beyond Unknown Stanford University Link to website Practice
Steyn, M., Mpofu, W., Adejare, O., Burnett, C., Fasuyi, J., Hlabangane, N. … Zondi, S. Decolonising the Human: Reflections from Africa on difference and oppression 20211 Johannesburg: Wits University Press Free access to PDF Research
Tatum, B. Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria: and Other Conversations about Race 2017 New York: Basic Books Requires purchase Research

General Resources on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Education Abroad

General

AUTHOR TITLE AND LINK YEAR SOURCE ACCESS RESEARCH OR PRACTICE BASED?
Engle, L. C. Underrepresented Students in Study Abroad: Investigating Impact 2017 IIE Free access to PDF Research
Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad
Collection of all work related to equity, diversity, and inclusion Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad Link to website Research
Fulbright Ireland USA Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Digital Resources Unknown Fulbright Ireland USA Link to website Practice
Fuhs, K., Madden, M., & Roy, P. Matrix for Self-Care and Creating Brave Spaces as Education Abroad Program Directors 2018 Presented at the 6th annual Diversity Abroad Conference, Miami, Florida: Diversity Abroad Faculty Development Task Force. Free access to PDF Practice
Hamir, Heather Barclay and Gozik, Nick Promoting Inclusion in Education Abroad: A Handbook of Research and Practice 2018 NAFSA/Stylus Publishing Requires purchase Research
Wilkie, Dana.

Supporting Education Abroad for Underrepresented Students

2017 International Educator, 26(2): 52-55. Requires login Research
Age
AUTHOR TITLE AND LINK YEAR SOURCE ACCESS RESEARCH OR PRACTICE BASED?
Coryell, Joellen E.

The Foreign City as Classroom: Adult Learning in Study Abroad.

2011 Adult Learning 22(3): 4-11. Link to PDF Practice
Davis, Brittany, and Coryell, Joellen.

Relationships, Participation, and Characteristics of a Community of Practice in Short-Term Adult Study Abroad.

2019 Adult Learning 31(1): 17-26. Link to PDF Research
Maxfield, R., and Noll, G.

Epistemology and Ontology: The Lived Experience of Non-Traditional Adult Students in Online and Study-Abroad Learning Environments.

2017 Journal of Organizational Psychology 17(6): 48-60. Can request from Author Research
Surridge, Robert, and Askov, Eunice M.

Factors Deterring Adult Undergraduate Students at Penn State Capital College from Participation in Study Abroad.

2000 ProQuest Dissertations and Theses. Need account or purchase Research
Sutton, Halley.

Communicate the Value of Study Abroad for Community College Students.

2019 Recruiting & Retaining Adult Learners 21(9): 1-5. Need account or purchase Research
Warner, Cathleen and Kirby, Betty.

Factors Deterring Adult Undergraduate Students at Penn State Capital College from Participation in Study Abroad. (Dissertation)

2009 ProQuest Dissertations and Theses. Need account or purchase Research
Academic Discipline
AUTHOR TITLE AND LINK YEAR SOURCE ACCESS RESEARCH OR PRACTICE BASED?
Bandyopadhyay, S., and Bandyopadhyay, K.

What Makes Business Students Participate in College Study Abroad Programs?

2016 Competition Forum 14(2): 325-32. Link to general Subject Matter page Research
Brandauer, S., and Hovmand, S.

Preparing Business Students for the Global Workplace through Study Abroad.

2013 Journal of International Education in Business 6(2): 107-21. Account or purchase required Research
Giedt, T., Gokcek, G., and Ghosh, J.

International Education in the 21st Century: The Importance of Faculty in Developing Study Abroad Research Opportunities.

2015 Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad 26: 167-186.

 

Free Access to PDF Research
Knight, David B., Davis, Kirsten A., Kinoshita, Timothy J., Twyman, Catherine, Ogilvie, Andrea M.

The Rising Sophomore Abroad Program: Early Experiential Learning in Global Engineering.

2019 Advances in Engineering Education 7(3). Free Access to PDF Research
Disability
Hameister, B. G., Matthews, P. R., Hosley, N. S., & Groff, M. C.

College Students with Disabilities and Study Abroad: Implications for International Education Staff.

1999 Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 5(1): 81-100.
Holben, A., & Özel, C.

International Exchange with a Disability: Enhancing Experiences Abroad Through Advising and Mentoring (Practice Brief).

2015 Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 28(4): 405–412.
Masterson-Algar, A., Jennings, B., & Odenwelder, M. 

How to Run Together: On Study Abroad and the ASD Experience. 

2020 Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 32(1): 104-118.
McLean, P., Heagney, M., & Gardener, K.

Going Global: The Implications for Students with a Disability.

2003 Higher Education Research and Development, 22(2): 217–228.
Shames , W., & Alden, P..

The Impact of Short Term Study Abroad on the  Identity Development of College Students with Learning Disabilities and/or AD/HD.

2005 Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 11(1): 1-31.
Financial Need
AUTHOR TITLE AND LINK YEAR SOURCE ACCESS RESEARCH OR PRACTICE BASED?
Bell, S. D., & Glass, C. R.

Taking Longer, but Finishing Just as Strong: A Comparison of Pell and Non-Pell Study Abroad Participants’ GPA and Time-to-Graduation.

2019 Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 31(2): 180-191. Link to PDF Research
Kramer, D. A., & Wu, J.

A HOPE for Study Abroad: Evidence from Tennessee on the Impact of Merit-Aid Policy Adoption on Study Abroad Participation.

2019 Educational Policy. Can request from author Research
Miranda, Lauren, Sobe, Noah, and Williams, Terry.

Identifying Student Perspectives: Addressing the Financial Barriers Facing Low-income Students in Study Abroad. (Dissertation)

2013 ProQuest Dissertations and Theses. Account or purchase required Research
Whatley, M.

Financing Study Abroad: An Exploration of the Influence of Financial Factors on Student Study Abroad Patterns.

2017 Journal of Studies in International Education 21(5). Can request from author Research
Whatley, M.

Study Abroad Participation: An Unintended Consequence of State Merit-Aid Programs? 

2019 Research in Higher Education, 60(7), 905-930. Account or purchase required Research
Whatley, M., & Clayton, A. B.

Study Abroad for Low-Income Students: The Relationship Between Need-Based Grant Aid and Access to Education Abroad.

2020 Journal of Student Financial Aid, 49(2), 1-27.

 

Link to PDF Research
First Generation
Martinez, M. D., Ranjeet, B., & Marx, H. A.

Creating Study Abroad Opportunities for First-Generation College Students.

2010 In Lewin, R. (Ed.) The Handbook of Practice and Research in Study Abroad: Higher Education and the Quest for Global Citizenship. New York: Routledge.
Mitchall, Allison M., and Jaeger, Audrey J.

Parental Influences on Low-Income, First-Generation Students’ Motivation on the Path to College.

2018 The Journal of Higher Education 89(4): 582-609.
Oppenheim, E., Lee, M., and Thoesen, R.  Meaningful Travel Tips and Tales: First Gen. Students Abroad GoAbroad.com
Rausch, K.

First-Generation Strength: Supporting First-Generation College Students in Study Abroad. (Dissertation)

2017 Arizona State University.
Sanchez, G. J. 

Intensive Study Abroad for First-Generation College Students.

2012 Peer Review 14(3): 14.
True, A.W.

Collecting Cultures and (Re) Imagining Class: Experiences of First Generation Students Studying Abroad(Thesis)

2017 Swarthmore College.
Waldrep, Janelle, Meier, Daniel, Henderson, Barbara, and Wick, David.

Transforming Education Abroad for First-Generation Students: Leadership, Student Voice, and Policy Change(Dissertation)

2017 ProQuest Dissertations and Theses.
Gender Identity & Sexual Orientation
Brown, L.

An Activity-Theoretic Study of Agency and Identity in the Study Abroad Experiences of Lesbian Nontraditional Learners of Korean.

2014 Applied Linguistics, 37(6): 808-827.
Bryant, K. M., & Soria, K. M.

College Students’ Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Participation in Study Abroad.

2015 Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 25(1): 91-106.
Capobianco, S. L.

Examining International Education Research and Practice through a Queer Theory Lens.

2020 Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 32(1): 12-32.
Hipple, E., Soltis, D., Hyers, L.

Queering Study Abroad: Web-Based Outreach to LGBTQ+ University Students by Study Abroad Programs.

2020 Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad32(2), 175-186.
Lucas, James. 

Where Are All the Males: A Mixed Methods Inquiry into Male Study Abroad Participation.

2009 ProQuest Dissertations and Theses.
Michl, T., Pegg, K., and Kracen, A.

Gender x Culture: A pilot project exploring the study abroad experiences of trans and gender expansive students.

2019 Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of  Study Abroad 31(2): 32-50.
Salisbury, M. H., Paulsen, M. B., & Pascarella, E. T.

To See the World or Stay at Home: Applying an Integrated Student Choice Model to Explore the Gender Gap in the Intent to Study Abroad.

2010 Research in Higher Education 51(7): 615-640.
Heritage Seekers
Comp, D.

U.S. Heritage-Seeking Students Discover Minority Communities in Western Europe.

2008 Journal of Studies in International Education, 12(1): 29-37.
Moreno, K. H.

The Study Abroad Experiences of Heritage Language Learners: Discourses of identity. (Dissertation)

2009 The University of Texas at Austin.
Murray Brux, J., & Fry, B.

Multicultural students in study abroad: Their interests, their issues, and their constraints.

2010 Journal of studies in International Education, 14(5): 508-527.

 

Shively, R. L.

Heritage Language Learning in Study Abroad.

2016 In Pascual y Cabo, D. (Ed.) Advances in Spanish as a Heritage Language, 259-280.
Homeschool Institution Type
Amani, M., and Kim, M. 

Study Abroad Participation at Community Colleges: Students’ Decision and Influential Factors.

2018 Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 42(10): 678-692.

 

De Wit, R. and Furst, M.

Internationalized Courses on Campus: A Complement to Study Abroad That Maximizes International Education Participation in the Community College Context.

2019 In Malveaux, G. and Raby, R. L. (Eds.) Study Abroad Opportunities for Community College Students and Strategies for Global Learning. IGI Global.

 

Drexler and Campbell.

Student Development Among Community College Participants in Study Abroad Programs.

2011 Community College Journal of Research and Practice 35(8): 608-219.
Frost, R.A., and Raby, R. L. 

Democratizing Study Abroad: Challenges of Open Access, Local Commitments, and Global Competence in Community Colleges.

2010 In Lewin, R. (Ed.) The Handbook of Practice and Research in Study Abroad. New York: Routledge, 192-212.
Raby, R. L., Rhodes, G., and Biscarra, A. 

Community College Study Abroad: Implications for Student Success.

2014 Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 38(2-3), 174-183.

 

Sutton, Halley.

Communicate the Value of Study Abroad for Community College Students.

2019 Recruiting & Retaining Adult Learners 21(9): 1-5.
National Origin
Butler, P., Madden, M, and Smith, N.

Undocumented Student Participation in Education Abroad: An Institutional Analysis.

2018 Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 30(2) : 1-31.
Dolby, N.

Globalisation, identity, and nation: Australian and American undergraduates abroad.

2005 The Australian Educational Researcher, 32(1): 101-117.
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Race & Ethnicity
Lee, J. A., & Green , Q.

Unique Opportunities: Influence of study abroad on Black students.

2016 Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 28(1): 61-77.
Perkins, C.

Rewriting the Narrative: An Anti-Deficit Perspective on Study Abroad Participation Among Students of Color.

2020 Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 32(1): 148-165.
Pulsifer, K., Feagan, R. B., & Sliwinski, A.

Race and Participation in International Experiential Learning: Case-Based Exemplar of a Habitat-University Partnership in El Salvador.

2020 Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 32(1): 60-79.
Salisbury, M., Paulsen, M., and Pascarella, E.

Why Do All the Study Abroad Students Look Alike? Applying an Integrated Student Choice Model to Explore Differences in the Factors That Influence White and Minority Students’ Intent to Study Abroad.

2010 Research in Higher Education, 52(2) (2011): 123-50.
Wick, D., Willis, T. Y., Rivera, J., Lueker, E., & Hernandez, M.

Assets-Based Learning Abroad: First-Generation Latinx College Students Leveraging and Increasing Community Cultural Wealth in Costa Rica.

2019 Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 31(2): 63-85.
Van Der Meid, J. S.

Frontiers: Asian Americans: Factors influencing the decision to study abroad.

2003 Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 9(1): 71-110.
Willis, T. Y.

“And Still We Rise…”: Microaggressions and Intersectionality in the Study Abroad Experiences of Black Women.

2015 Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 26(1): 209-230.
Willis, T. Y.

Microaggressions and intersectionality in the experiences of Black women studying abroad through community colleges: Implications for practice.

2016 In Raby, R.L. and Valeau, E.J. (Eds.) International Education at Community Colleges. Palgrave Macmillan, New York: 127-141.
Religion
Anderson, K. D., Knoll, B., & Tyra, E. Deepening Convictions: Religious Identity and Off Campus Study. 2020 Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 32(1): 119-147.
Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad. Special Issue on Religion and Study Abroad.

2018 Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 30(1).
Willis, O.
The Study Abroad Experience: Where Does Religion Fit? 2012 Journal of Global Citizenship & Equity Education, 2(1), 1–18.
Veterans
Scurfield, R. M., Root, L. P., Wiest, A., Coiro, F. N., Sartin, H. J., Jones, C. L., & Fanugao, M. B. History Lived and Learned: Students and Vietnam Veterans in an Integrative Study Abroad Course. 2003 Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 9(1), 111-138.
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Post-9/11 GI Bill: Study Abroad Program U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
West, C. Helping Military Veterans Study Abroad. 2016 International Educator 25(1): 44-47.
External Organizations Offering Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Resources