Regional Diversity & Inclusive Excellence Workshop - Paris, France
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Regional Diversity & Inclusive Excellence Workshop - Paris, France

Diversity Abroad, in partnership with IES Abroad Paris, is offering a half-day training based on core categories of the Access, Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity (AIDE) Roadmap. The Regional Diversity & Inclusive Excellence Workshops bring together professionals from around the region to learn how to increase participation & better serve the needs of diverse & underrepresented students in education abroad programming through implementation of good practices.

When: Friday, January 26th
11:45am - 4:30pm
Where: IES Abroad Paris
Contact: Diversity Abroad Network
510-982-0635 Ext 704

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11:45am - 12:00 Check-in
12:00 - 12:15 Welcome & Introductions
12:15 - 1:00 Networking Lunch
1:00 - 2:30  Section #1
2:30 - 2:45 Break
2:45 - 4:15 Section #2
4:15 - 4:30 Discussion & Closing

Section #1: US Diversity 101: What Every On-Site Team Member Should Know
Diverse students do study abroad. Institutions of higher education in the US, overseas, and program providers must be inclusive in their practices and prepared to effectively support students from diverse backgrounds. The goal for this session is to provide a broad overview of diversity in the United States, with focus on specific aspects of identity to be considered when students from diverse backgrounds are abroad. Onsite Advisors, Program Managers, and Faculty Leaders are amongst those who can benefit from a better understanding of the (potential) unique challenges diverse students face while studying abroad. Included will be a discussion of topics like mental health, racism/discrimination, sexual behavior, and the role that culture and identity play in diverse students’ overall experience.

Section #2: In-Country Support, Reporting, & Advising - Guideline 10
Study abroad professionals know that support for students does not end when the student boards the plane to their study abroad location. On-site support for students is the hallmark of a quality program. Diverse students may face unique concerns when they are in-country that other students may not. Ensuring that diverse students are aware of these concerns and have the support they need on-site is important to facilitating a positive learning experience while abroad.

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