Identity in Focus: Shifting Advising Practices Toward a More Diverse and Inclusive Student Experience
As the field of international education focuses increasingly on diversity and inclusion, advisors and peer educators must do more than encourage diverse applicants to simply apply. Professionals must provide support and resources designed for underrepresented demographics to facilitate successful transitions abroad. This presentation addresses prevalent issues in designing content-based, predeparture services for underrepresented students including intersectionality, impact of location and identity on student experience, and potential difficulty from a position of privilege. Participants will also discuss ways students can best contextualize their unique identities and challenges within the confines of their host country and culture.
Julia Pons, CIEE
Meredith Connelly, Tulane University
Mary Morrissey, CIEE