Pre-departure preparation is an essential component to any education abroad program. Typically underserved students may have additional issues, challenges and concerns that need to be addressed during pre-departure orientation.
For this reason, the Diversity Network has created a pre-departure video that addresses sensitive topics about race, discrimination and perceptions abroad. This video is a valuable resource not only for underrepresented students, but for all students going abroad. Items discussed in the video include:
* Facing challenges
* Coping strategies
The video concludes with discussion prompts and topics for you to address on a more personalized level with your students.
See a preview of the pre-departure video here: http://www.diversitynetwork.org/Diversityfiles/Predepart_12.mov
The Diversity Pre-departure Discussion open to Diversity Network members.
Members access the Diversity Pre-departure Video here
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