Resources for Supporting Diversity in Education Abroad

February 09, 2015


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

  • Third annual Third Culture Kids/Global Nomads Conference
    Clark University (Clark U is located in Worcester, MA, approximately 40 miles west of Boston)
    Saturday February 21, 2015
    The conference will offer a variety of sessions that will be of interest to TCKs and their allies as well as faculty, staff and administrators who work with these students.
    Learn more about this event
  • Live Collegial Conversation: Education Abroad Advising for Students with Mental Health Disabilities
    Tuesday, February 24. 2015 - 3:00 p.m. EST
    Learn more information about this event
  • Webinar - International Exchange Opportunities for Students with Disabilities
    Tuesday, February 24 at 2:00 p.m. EST
    The U.S. Department of State's Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program would like to invite you to the fourth webinar in our Gilman Web Symposium Series for the 2014-2015 academic year.Register now.
  • Live Collegial Conversation: Recruiting for Staff Diversity in International Education
    Rescheduled, new date to be confirmed.
    Learn more information about this event
  • 3rd Annual Diversity Abroad Conference - Moving Beyond Barriers: Transforming International Education through Inclusive Excellence
    Diversity Abroad
    March 22-24, 2015
    Learn more information about this event
  • IIE Generation Study Abroad Advisor Workshop
    March 24, 2015
    Learn more information about this event
  • 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