Diversity in Education Abroad

The Office of Global Opportunities (OSU GO) is committed not only to increasing the diversity of OSU students benefiting from an international experience, but also to expanding program offerings to include underrepresented locations.

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Students with Disabilities

African-American Students

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Hispanic-American Students

Native American Students

Articles on Diversity in Study Abroad

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Diversity Abroad, an international organization that connects diverse students, recent graduates and young professionals with international study, intern, teach, volunteer, degree and job opportunities, has prepared a Diversity Guide to Study Abroad that includes information and tips for students to learn more about how their identity may be impacted during their study abroad experience.

The Project for Learning Abroad, Training and Outreach (PLATO) is an integrated study abroad training, certification, and diversity outreach program. They have developed a detailed website of resources for students.






Articles on Diversity in Study Abroad

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.

Stephanie Griffith
"Encounters of Another Color: For some, travel abroad is a route lined with whispers, stares and curiosity"
Article that appeared in the New York Times.

Dianne Williams Hayes
"Over There: Exchange Programs and Colleges Seek to Send More Minority Students Abroad"
This is an article from the NAFSA SECUSSA Committee on Underrepresentation in Education Abroad.

Jordyn Holman
"Study Abroad: It's Not All Black and White"
Blog written by an African American University of Southern California student about her experience studying abroad as an African American woman.

NAFSA: Association of International Educators
Reflections of Asian American Students
Reflections of abroad experiences by Asian American students.

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.

Emily Taylor
"A Roadmap for the Queer Study Abroad Experience"
Article from the perspective of a queer student who studied abroad in Mexico.