Regional Diversity & Inclusive Excellence Workshop - Rome, Italy
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Regional Diversity & Inclusive Excellence Workshop - Rome, Italy

Diversity Abroad, in partnership with IES Abroad Rome, is offering a half-day and budget-friendly 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 focus on addressing underrepresentation in education abroad programming through implementation of good practices.

When: Tuesday, January 15, 2019
11:45 PM
Where: IES Abroad Rome
Contact: Diversity Abroad Network
510-982-0635 Ext 704

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Session I | 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. 

Guideline Ten | In-Country Support, Reporting & Advising  
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, especially related to health & safety, and have the support they need on-site is important to facilitating a positive learning experience while abroad. 


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