Race & Ethnicity
Students of Color Abroad
CGE is committed to facilitating the participation of students from diverse backgrounds. Most students who have studied abroad describe the experience as both rewarding and challenging. For students who identify as racial or ethnic minorities, some of the rewards and challenges may be directly related to identity. Being abroad will present opportunities to think about your identity in a new cultural context, and this can be a rewarding learning experience that challenges the way you think about yourself, your community, and your place in the world.
- Am I usually part of the majority at home, but I will be in the minority abroad? Or the other way around?
- How do people of my race/ethnicity fit into the culture of my host country? Will I experience racism/classism while I am abroad, or will I be treated the same way as I am in the US?
- What resources can I reach out to if I am struggling with racist or discriminatory incidents?
- Are there student groups or people in the community I can connect to in the host country during my time there?
- Scholarships for Intercultural Students A resource hosted by Michigan State University.
- Fund for Education Abroad awards are intended to support students in high-quality, rigorous education abroad programs. Students applying for semester, summer, or full year programs may apply. Groups typically underrepresented in study abroad, such as minority students, first-generation college students, and STEM majors, are encouraged to apply.
- Diversity Abroad Overseas Ambassador Scholarship offers five $500 scholarships each semester to study abroad students. Economically disadvantaged students, first-generation, students with disabilities, and ethnic and racially diverse students are strongly encouraged to apply.
- Diversity Network Summer Scholarship awards two $1,000 scholarships for summer study offered by a Diversity Abroad partner organization. Applicants must have a minimum 2.75 GPA. Economically disadvantaged students, first-generation, students with disabilities, and ethnic and racially diverse students are strongly encouraged to apply.