Inclusive Excellence Program
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Inclusive Excellence Program

Based on the AIDE Roadmap Guidelines, the AIDE Roadmap Assessment evaluates diversity, equity, and inclusion practices and policies within education abroad offices and provider organizations and is an essential tool in facilitating positive growth towards diversity and inclusion goals. The AIDE Roadmap Assessment provides a composite score across the 9 guideline areas and benchmarks results against institutions/organizations of similar size and type. Institutions and organizations may access the full Assessment through enrollment in Diversity Abroad’s Inclusive Excellence Program.

What's Included
Diversity Abroad’s Inclusive Excellence Program is a comprehensive and collaborative program which guides education abroad offices and organizations through the AIDE Roadmap, recognizes their success, and promotes continued growth, operational effectiveness, and progress toward inclusive excellence.

The Inclusive Excellence program is a three-year program that provides participants with a variety of resources to support their progress toward inclusive excellence. Participating institutions/organizations are eligible to renew participation after each three year period. The Inclusive Excellence Program is only available to Diversity Abroad members.
  • Full Access to AIDE Roadmap Assessment Tool
  • Access to Comprehensive AIDE Roadmap Workbook
  • Full AIDE Roadmap Report upon Assessment Completion
  • Invitation to Join the Closed AIDE Roadmap Discussion Forums (up to 5 professionals from participating institution/organization)
  • Two Hours of Consultancy with Diversity Abroad Annually
  • Annual Benchmarking and Program Insights Report
  • Two Opportunities to Complete the Full AIDE Roadmap Within 36-Month Period
  • Eligibility for Diversity Abroad Seal of Inclusive Excellence

Why the AIDE Roadmap Assessment?
The AIDE Roadmap Assessment is a voluntary, self-reporting framework for recognizing and gauging relative progress toward diversity and inclusive good practices for education abroad offices and international education organizations. It is designed to:
  • Provide a framework for understanding diversity and inclusion in all areas of the education abroad process.
  • Identify institutional/organizational practices that support the acquisition of diversity and inclusion competencies.
  • Enable meaningful comparisons over time and across different institutions and organizations using a common set of measurements.
  • Create incentives for continual improvement toward diversity and inclusion.
  • Facilitate information sharing about higher education diversity and inclusion practices and performance.

Seal of Inclusive Excellence
Organizations/ institutions who score at the Platinum, Gold, Silver, or Bronze levels will have access to Diversity Abroad’s Seal of Inclusive Excellence. Seals are valid for the duration of the institution/organization’s participation in the program.

The following outlines the pricing to complete the three-year program:

Institutional Member:
Overall Enrollment
< 10,000: $3,995
10,001 - 20,000: $5,495
> 20,000: $6,995

Provider Organizations:
Overall Enrollment
< 500: $4,995
501 - 1,000: $6,995
> 1,001: $8,995
NOTE: Membership with Diversity is required to participate in the Inclusive Excellence Program

Join the Program
For more information on how to join the Inclusive Excellence Program contact Diversity Abroad at or 510-982-0635 ext 704

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
    How much time should be allocated for completing the AIDE Roadmap assessment?
    Based on feedback from pilot institutions, completion of the AIDE Roadmap may take between 10 and 14 hours.
    Should this be completed by one staff member? A team or committee?
    It can be advantageous to designate one staff person as the project manager to guide a committee in completing the AIDE Roadmap. Information and data will need to be gathered from multiple campus units which will require a collaborative effort.
    How does my information remain confidential?
    Scores from participating institutions are blindly aggregated. Institutions can gauge progress by comparing scores to other similar institutions (based on student enrollment and institution type); however, institutional names are not made public. Institution's score and overall rating will only be reported with the consent of the institution.
    What if we are just beginning our efforts toward Diversity and Inclusion in Education Abroad? Should we wait to participate until our efforts have become more institutionalized?
    The Diversity Abroad AIDE Roadmap process is intended to engage and recognize the full spectrum of study abroad offices at colleges and universities in the U.S. Additionally, it is intended to involve those just starting their efforts toward diversity and inclusion in education abroad to long-time diversity and inclusion leaders.