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:

Collegial Conversation

Recruiting for Staff Diversity in International Education 
February 3, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. EST
Conversations about diversity and international education often focus on the recruitment and retention of students from a diverse range of backgrounds. But what is less talked about is the diversity among education abroad professionals themselves, and the role that their social identities play in the recruitment and retention of underrepresented students.


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