University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, California
Large (over 15,000)
Why did your institution join the Diversity Abroad Network?
UC San Diego joined the DA Network primarily to be part of a larger network of global educators who value the scholarship, conversations, and actions that will lead us to mentoring and empowering a more diverse population of students from the United States studying abroad.
How long has your organization/institution been a member?
Founding member of the Diversity Abroad Network.
What Diversity Network resource has been most useful for you and your colleagues in advancing diversity & inclusive excellence in global education?
The AIDE Resource Library
How has membership with the Diversity Network helped your institution make global education more accessible to students from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds?
Membership with the Diversity Network has offered us tools, literature, and trainings that are unparalleled in global education, and perhaps even in higher education, with regard to accessibility. All of our staff regularly use materials from the Diversity Network to advise students and we continue our own education regularly through the webinars (often free for members) and the annual conference.
Please describe any innovative initiatives related to diversity and inclusion in global education that your institution is currently undertaking.
UC San Diego has been doing "mobile advising" in our Campus Community Centers for nearly two full academic years now. Benefits have not only included our office seeing an increase of underrepresented students on campus coming into our office for advising, but we've also developed a tighter network of advocates on campus in the Center staff and a greater understanding of our programs and our mission to make study abroad accessible to all students on campus.