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Diversity Network Community Discussion Series

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)

Upcoming Community Discussions:

 Title  Date Time  Pricing

Holistic Approach to Supporting Faculty Program Leaders in Education Abroad

Thursday, July 27

2:00 - 3:00pm Eastern time

Members: No Fee
Non-members: $99

Advising Students of Color in Education Abroad: The Dos and Dont's

September 2017


Integrative Approaches to Health & Safety: Incorporating Diversity & Inclusive Good Practices

November 2017


Utilizing the Diversity Abroad Advising Guide: Access for Disabilities Abroad 

Dec 2017/
Jan 2018


Supporting Students from Diverse Backgrounds In-Country

February 2018


The Future of International Education: Inclusive Recruitment & Retention


March 2018



Supporting a Continuum of Global Learning: Bridging High School & Higher Education

May 2018/
June 2018









 Past Webinars for Purchase

Can I Say That? Terminology in Diversity Conversations (Member Access)

LGBTQI+ Watch: The View from the Study Abroad Office (Member Access)

Supporting Veterans in Education Abroad through Cross-Campus Collaboration (Member Access)

Making Your Institution More DACA-friendly and "Undocu-friendly (Member Access)

Leveraging Education Abroad to Promote Academic Success (Purchase info)

Breaking Down Barriers to Improve Access for First Generation College Students (Purchase info)

US Diversity 101: What Every On-Site Team Member Should Know (Purchase info)


Recorded webcasts are available according to the following fee structure:

  • One-time access: A one-time viewing within a 60 day period; $125 for members $185 and non-members
    Unlimited Access: Unlimited views within a 60 day period; $399 for members and $449 for non-members