Resources for Supporting Diversity in Education Abroad


The NAFSA Board of Directors passed a resolution on diversity to guide its work and the work of NAFSA leadership groups. NAFSA has since continued to commit resources to addressing diversity and underrepresentation in Education Abroad, including the creation of the Education Abroad Knowledge Community (EA KC) Underrepresentation in Education Abroad Subcommittee. Diversity/Underrepresentation in education abroad refers to student populations that are not highly represented. Below are highlighted resources for some of these groups:

News and Initiatives


Upcoming Events

  • The first Gap Year conference coming up!
    May 4-6, 2015
    We currently have attendees joining us from New Zealand, South Africa, the US, and representing Gap Year organizations, University Gap Year/Bridge Year programs, Gap Year Consultants, key marketing allies, and professional associations such as NACAC. The conference is hosted by the non-profit American Gap Association Learn more and register now.
  • Diversity Offerings at NAFSA's 2015 Annual Conference & Expo (120kb Adobe PDF)
    May 24-29, 2015  
  • Supporting Diversity: Why Study Abroad Providers Matter
    May 28, 2015 | 1:15 p.m.-1:45 p.m.
    Presented by SIT and CET
    As we try to diversify study abroad, high quality providers make key contributions that help students and their institutions achieve their goals. Hear presentations about innovations in student support, access/inclusion, and program diversity. Prepare to debate whether providers are essential players in our efforts.
  • Somewhere Over the Rainbow: Conference on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in International Education
    Friday, June 12, 2015
    Learn more information about this event

General Resources

Ethnic Diversity


Students with Disabilities


First Generation College Students

Non-Traditional Students


Community College Students

Underrepresented Majors

Students with Limited Financial Means

Students with Non-Traditional Study Destinations

Veterans and ROTC

Related NAFSA Communities