Building Cross Campus Collaboration to Support Diverse Populations Abroad
This session will focus on strategies for leveraging cross-campus collaborations to support students of diverse backgrounds throughout the education abroad process. While increasing the participation of diverse populations in study abroad is a goal shared by universities across the country, relevant faculty, staff, and administrators often work in silos to achieve this outcome. In this session, participants will conduct an audit of operations, policies, and processes to identify barriers to study abroad faced by these students, while also considering whether their unit’s work is aligned with larger campus goals. They will then develop a plan to collaborate with colleagues who champion equitable access to study abroad at all levels in order to help neutralize barriers that prevent these students from accessing meaningful study abroad opportunities.
Annie Gibson, Tulane University
Carolyn Barber Pierre, Tulane University
Paula Nicole Brooke, Tulane University
Emily Capdeville, Tulane University