ERIC Number: ED346784
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Increasing Participation of Ethnic Minorities in Study Abroad.
Council on International Educational Exchange, New York, NY.
This brochure is designed to assist study abroad advisers in increasing the enrollment of students from underrepresented ethnic minorities in foreign study programs. Administrators from eight institutions of higher education contributed ideas. The publication is a collection of their approaches and methods which they have found to be successful on their campuses. The ideas fall into six major areas of action: funding, reassurance, promotion, choice and availability of programs, goal setting, and data collection. The section on funding notes that finances are a barrier to minority students and recommends identifying special minority scholarships; using program revenue to assist students with travel grants; assisting campus-based aid to travel with students; and seeking tuition waivers abroad. The section on reassurance notes the importance of promoting the experience as right for minority students through outreach, staff diversity, special materials, working with families, and doing orientation activities. Ideas for promotion include starting with freshmen, persistence, staff diversity, and networking with other groups. Program suggestions include offering programs in non-traditional areas and other variations. Also discussed is the importance of goal setting for a study abroad program office and ideas on data collection. The resource contacts are listed with telephone numbers. (JB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Council on International Educational Exchange, New York, NY.