Socio-economics, Inclusion, and Study Abroad
This session examines the challenges of inclusion during study abroad, with a focus on the impact of student socio-economic circumstances and dynamics. Participants will explore the impact of accessible student life and academic resources and how the strategy of providing resources can openly differentiate, albeit unintentionally.
In study abroad, there are still the ‘haves’ and the ‘have nots’ amongst increasingly diverse student cohorts. A review of examples from the field leads to the posit that academic support services and student life services need to consider and address the socio-economic gap not only in the accessibility domain of international education, but also the delivery domain of international education.
Ray Casserly, CIEE
Keshia Abraham, CIEE
Quinton Redcliffe, CIEE