Title: Intersecting Internationalism: Amplifying International Students’ Experiences through Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives
Within the last decade, the work of Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) departments have seen significant strides throughout universities across the United States. While some schools have robust programming, many aren’t considering the needs and voices of international students. This webinar will outline different initiatives by US institutions that include, or are geared towards, the diversity and inclusion of international students. The goal of international student D&I programing is to invite them into the conversation and provide a safe space to explore and adapt to their new surroundings. The panelists will also discuss other considerations when developing and implementing these initiatives.
Catherine Marte, Member Services - AIRC
Danielle Hussey, Assistant Dean of Pluralism and Leadership, Office of Pluralism and Leadership - Dartmouth College
Gabriella Pires Santoro, Incoming Exchange Coordinator and Study Abroad Advisor - University of Connecticut
Hannah Strack, Student Services Advisor - UC Berkeley
Diversity Abroad 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)