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:

International Education Week: Access for All

International Education Week (IEW) is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education that provides an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This annual initiative aims to promote international understanding and build support for international educational exchange by encouraging the development of programs that prepare Americans to live and work in a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study in the United States.

In keeping with IEW's theme of Access for All, NAFSA has compiled a list of resources intended to help universities promote access to study abroad on their campuses. Icon PDF 16

This year's International Education Week runs November 16-20.

See more NAFSA events scheduled during International Education Week.


News and Initiatives


General Resources

Ethnic Diversity


Students with Disabilities


First Generation College Students

Non-Traditional Students


Community College Students

Underrepresented Majors

Students with Limited Financial Means

Non-Traditional Study Destinations

Veterans and ROTC

Related NAFSA Communities