Equal Opportunities, Unique Experiences: Navigating Identities of Disability, Race, Gender, and Sexuality While Traveling Abroad

Nov 6, 2019
1:30 pm - 3:45 pm EST

Equal Opportunities, Unique Experiences: Navigating Identities of Disability, Race, Gender, and Sexuality While Traveling Abroad

Students with disabilities, identify as LGBTQIA+, and/or people of color have much to gain from international education and much to contribute. Presenters will describe practices for creating environments that engage those underrepresented in study abroad programs by reflecting on experiences of LGBTQIA+ people of color studying abroad and leading a group of university students with physical and sensory disabilities on a short-term program to Japan. Attendees will be challenged with the question, “how can we, as educators, hold ourselves accountable for educating ourselves and our colleagues on inclusion, oppression, and privilege?”

Chair
Ashley Holben, Mobility International USA

Presenters
Michael Schwartz, Syracuse University
Jacquis Watters, Columbia University