Regional Diversity & Inclusive Excellence Workshop - Greece
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Webster University - Athens, Greece

October 4, 2016Cultural Center 



11:30am - 12:00 Check-in
12:00 - 12:15 Opening Address: Andrew Gordon, President & Founder of Diversity Abroad & 
Vasilis J. Botopoulos, Chancellor & Managing Director of Webster Athens

12:15 - 1:00 Networking Lunch
1:00 - 1:30 Keynote Address: 
Julian Schuster, Provost, Senior Vice
President & Chief Operating Officer at Webster University

1:30 - 3:00 US Diversity 101: What Every On-Site Team Member Should Know
3:00 - 3:15 Break
3:15 - 4:45 In-Country Support - Guideline 10
4:45 - 5:30 Discussion & Closing
6:00 - Reception

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.

Session II: In-Country Support - 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.

Who Should Attend?

Intended for professionals interested in developing the skills and expertise needed to increase capacity and serve more diverse student populations in education abroad, this high-impact half-day training will focus on expanding knowledge around diverse US populations, and providing effective in-country support to students from all backgrounds.


Andrew Gordon, President & Founder at Diversity Abroad
Andrew Gordon is a social entrepreneur and the Founder and President of Diversity Abroad.  As an international education expert, he has written and spoken extensively on topics pertaining to access, diversity, inclusion, and equity in international education. With a passion for international education Andrew founded Diversity Abroad in 2006 with a simple vision, that the next generation of young people from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds be equipped with the skills and experience to compete in the 21st century global marketplace.


Members: $199
Non-members: $269



Webster University Cultural Center and Library
5 Markou Avriliou / 2 Kiristou & Lysiou Street, Plaka, Athens 105 57


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