Generation Study Abroad: Making Study Abroad Accessible to All Students: Recruitment and Selection of Underrepresented Student Populations/High Impact Student Recruitment

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Wednesday, October 28th, 2015, 11:30am - 1:00pm
Lake Superior Room, MSU Union

Lunch will be provided.


Dr. Jerry Caldwell, Director, Charles Drew Science Scholars
Dr. David Wong, Associate Professor, Counseling, Educational Psychology & Special Education
Jamillah Gross-Caldwell, Coordinator of the TRIO Student Support Services program

Ignacio Andrade, Community Outreach Coordinator and Student Liaison, Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Activities


While recent study abroad recruitment practices have focused on increasing the number of students studying abroad, experts have highlighted the disproportionate nature of study abroad participation rates among undergraduates. Research has shown that simply offering more variety of programs will not broaden the demographic profile of study abroad participants, but that we must first understand the factors that contribute to participation. These factors will be discussed, including individual capital, financial concerns, institutional barriers, role models, program fit, family support, and fears of discrimination. This session will focus on how we can review and model our recruitment selection processes in light of what we know about barriers to participation for underrepresented students.


Registration is required and free.