Health and safety are critical components of education abroad (pre-departure planning and preparation, during the education abroad experience, and upon re-entry). Considerations for diverse students are essential when developing inclusive health and safety policies and procedures. Join this community discussion to explore integrative approaches to incorporating health and safety good practices to support students from diverse backgrounds throughout the education abroad process, with focus on discrimination, racism and mental health & security implications. Panelists will frame the discussion through three guiding perspectives: student advising, risk management, and assessment, utilizing the Access, Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity Roadmap as a framework.
Ben Chamberlain, International Risk & Security Officer; Title IX Liaison - University of South Florida
Daneen Johnson, Community Engagement Coordinator - Diversity Abroad
The Diversity Network hosts an annual series of community discussions for professionals interested in issues of access, inclusion, and diversity in education abroad and international student and scholar services. Participants are able to join discussions from the comfort of their office or coordinate a group of colleagues to participate together.
During these 60-minute online discussions, experts in the field are invited to facilitate discussions intended to highlight key issues and areas of potential advocacy to ensure the next generation of young people are provided with equitable access and support to high-impact global education opportunities. Participants are provided with key discussion questions to consider ahead of the live conversation to set the groundwork for this interactive forum.
Community Discussions will consist of:
Introduction of Facilitators (5 min)
Guidelines for constructive participation (5 min)
Description of the discussion topic including relevant history/background, current trends/statistics/terminology, & an outline of key questions for community discussion (20 min)
Community discussion with attendees (25 min)
Closing remarks, resources, & suggested opportunities for advocacy (5 min)