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|Country Diversity Climate Notes|
This one-stop resource gives Diversity Abroad members an overview of issues of the discrimination, equality and racism in countries where their students study. Here, advisors can search by country to obtain information on the climate for women, people with disabilities, the LGBTQ community, and religious or ethnic/racial minorities.
The Country Diversity Climate Notes page will provide a valuable tool for faculty and staff who advise diverse and underrepresented students. Quick and easy searches in our database will yield valuable, up-to-date information about minority groups in specific countries. This helpful resource is geared toward time-stressed advisors working to recruit, retain and support diverse and underrepresented students for education abroad.
Although the nature of the Country Diversity Climate Notes is inherently cautionary in tone, it is worth mentioning that the potential gains to be had from study abroad almost always outweigh the potential drawbacks, especially if those cross-cultural challenges translate into student strengths, as so often occurs. However, this does not mean that students should tolerate bigotry or discrimination. Advisors should counsel students to be in regular communication with their study abroad program counselors and to seek assistance should they be discriminated against or worse during their time abroad.
In addition to serving as a provider of information, Diversity Abroad hopes to serve as a clearinghouse of information regarding student experiences with diversity in the given countries.
If members of the Diversity Abroad community have information they would like to share with others, we invite you to contribute by sending your comments or country updates to firstname.lastname@example.org
Disclaimer: Country Diversity Climate Notes are a member resource available only to logged-in members. They are written for a professional audience with the intention of utilizing them as a resource to inform approaches to advising and pre-departure. Furthermore, CDN’s are reviewed and updated on a regular basis and it would be challenging to ensure relevancy of the information for students if content is made available on various platforms. With this in mind, lifting language directly from the notes and adding to any open webpage or document would fall outside of the intended usage and is not permitted.
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