Living My Best Life: Strategies to Increase Study Abroad Participation
How can institutions, especially Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs), increase the number of students going abroad? Although MSIs have a greater percentage of students of color, there is still a large disparity in the percentage of these students going abroad. Underrepresented students (students of color, first-generation college students, high financial need students, etc.) often face many challenges just to attend college. Once they are on campus, they may struggle to learn new systems and find available services. Participants will learn best practices for reaching, engaging, and communicating with underrepresented students about the benefits of study abroad.
Alisa Jackson, CIEE
Ronice Johnson, North Carolina A &T State University
Stephanie Tilley, Prairie View A & M University