AED COLLOQUIUM ON DIVERSITY IN EDUCATION ABROAD
HOW TO CHANGE THE PICTURE
On May 2, 2006, the Academy for Education Development convened a Colloquium on Diversity in Education Abroad to review the state of affairs of under representation in the U.S. study abroad population, with a particular focus on access for students of color and those of limited financial means. Read a comprehensive summary of the Colloquium proceedings, including the Colloquium's Plan for Action.
GOALS OF THE COLLOQUIUM ON DIVERSITY IN EDUCATION ABROAD
• To advance the understanding of the underlying factors that cause certain groups of students to be underrepresented within the U.S. education abroad population;
• To bring together a new constellation of interested stakeholders among higher education generally and international educators specifically to review, discuss, and recommend solutions to improving diversity in education abroad; and
• To initiate a new national effort to successfully address diversity in education abroad in the immediate future.
The Colloquium's keynote address delivered by Dr. Eileen Wilson-Oyelaran, President of Kalamazoo College, was titled, "Diversity in Education Abroad: Why It Matters to the Nation." Read more about the speakers and session presentations from the Colloquium.
Proceedings for the Colloquium were published in May of 2007. For more information about the Colloquium and how to order a copy of the proceedings, please contact the AED Center for Academic Partnerships.