Resources for Supporting Diversity in Education Abroad

April 10, 2014


In 2004, 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

NAFSA Annual Conference 2014 Diversity-Related Events

NAFSA’s annual conference in San Diego, CA offers a unique opportunity to explore diversity within the broad context of international education. Be sure to check out our many conference events with a focus on diversity:

Other Diversity-Related Events

  • Diversity Abroad Future Leaders Summit
    CIEE & Diversity Abroad
    Sunday, March 30, 2014: San Diego, CA (prior to the Diversity Abroad Conference)
    Workshop Theme: Culture
    Summer, 2014: CIEE Member and/or Diversity Abroad Network Partner Institution – TBA Workshop Theme: Cost
    Learn more information about these events 
  • 2nd Annual Conference, “Building Partnerships to Increase Access and Student Success in International Education”
    Diversity Abroad
    March 31-April 1, 2014
    San Diego, CA
    Learn more information about this event
  • Webinar: Financing for Non-Traditional Education Abroad Students
    Thursday, April 10, 2014 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm (EST)
    Learn more information about this event  
  • 2014 CIEE Annual Conference
    November 19-November 22, 2014
    Baltimore, MD
    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