Multicultural Students

Multicultural Students

In the U.S. you may be classified by your ethnicity; however, students often find they are first identified as American while abroad. Attitudes toward underrepresented groups vary greatly among cultures. Even if you are not in the minority at home, you might be in your host culture. The following are some resources to assist you in researching your destination country and learning more about the experiences of multicultural students abroad.

PLATO:  The Center for Global Education's Project for Learning Abroad, Training, and Outreach (PLATO) is an integrated study-abroad training, certification, and diversity outreach program that provides comprehensive support resources for study abroad to all U.S. college and university students – with special support for underrepresented students.




NATIVE-AMERICAN STUDENTS is a valuable resource geared towards promoting study abroad opportunities for multicultural students. The site includes blogs, profiles and forums from underrepresented students studying abroad, financial resources, and a searchable program database.

The All Abroad website offers mentors who are students, parents, and advisers and are comfortable with addressing diversity concerns in the context of learning abroad.

Race Abroad for American's of Color Preparing to Live Abroad