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Diversity Abroad Community Discussion Series

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)

Upcoming Community Discussions:

 Title  Date Time  Pricing

 Global Perspectives on the Black Lives Matters Movement

September 23, 2020  10:00 - 11:00 AM EST 

Members: No Fee

Non-Members: $99







  • Past Community Discussions

    Leading Through Change: Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion in Times of Crisis (Open Access)

    It Starts at Home: Best Practices in Developing Inclusive Study Abroad Programming on Your Campus (Member Access)

    Career Transitions in Times of Uncertainty (Open Access)

    Intersecting Internationalism: Amplifying the Voices of International Students in Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives (Member Access)

    Inclusion & Belonging in Times of Global Crisis: Navigating the COVID-19 Pandemic (Open Access)

    Inclusion in the Digital Space (Member Access)

    Partnering with Faculty to Promote Diversity, Access, Inclusion and Equity in Global Education (
    Member Access)

    Sexual Health Abroad through the LGBTQI+ Lens (
    Member Access)

    Declutter the Mind: A Discussion on Constructive Ways of Unpacking Frustrations in the Office and Abroad as a Professional of Color (Member Access)

    Gulliver's (Religious) Travels: When your Religious Community Shrinks or Grows! (Member Access)

    Thinking Outside the Box: Utilizing Non-traditional Resources When Advising LGBTQI+ Students (
    Member Access)

    Having Courageous Conversations about Whiteness in Study Abroad and Global Education (Member Access)

    Including the Leaders: Developing Inclusive Excellence Training for Program Directors 
    (Member Access

    International Education Advising for First-Generation and High Financial Need Students: Building Bridges Across the Intersections (Member Access

    Reflections from Minority-Serving Institutions | Recruiting and Advising Students of Color in Education Abroad at All Institutions (Member Access

    Supporting a Continuum of Global Learning: Bridging High School & Higher Education (Member Access

    The Future of International Education: Inclusive Recruitment, Hiring, & Retention (Member Access)

    Supporting Students from Diverse Backgrounds In-Country (Member Access)

    Better Together: Cross-Campus Collaboration to Support Students with Disabilities (Member Access)

    Integrative Approaches to Health, Safety, & Security: Incorporating Diversity & Inclusive Good Practices (Member Access)

    Advising Students of Color in Education Abroad: The Dos and Dont's (
    Member Access)

    The Future of DACA (
    Member Access)

    Holistic Approach to Supporting Faculty Program Leaders in Education Abroad (Member Access)

    Can I Say That? Terminology in Diversity Conversations (Member Access)

    LGBTQI+ Watch: The View from the Study Abroad Office (Member Access)

    Supporting Veterans in Education Abroad through Cross-Campus Collaboration (Member Access)

    Making Your Institution More DACA-friendly and "Undocu-friendly (Member Access)

    Leveraging Education Abroad to Promote Academic Success (Purchase info)

    Breaking Down Barriers to Improve Access for First Generation College Students (Purchase info)

    US Diversity 101: What Every On-Site Team Member Should Know (Purchase info: member; non-member)