Navigating identities abroad: Innovative EDI Resources to support diverse students abroad

Increased participation of diverse equity-seeking students in international learning opportunities is the University of Alberta’s top priority for this project.  

The university is committed to removing barriers and increasing participation in education abroad by undertaking the following initiatives: developing innovative online EDI resources to address the issues and challenges faced by the diverse students; enhancing pre-departure support and services; and engaging education abroad participants and alumni as mentors for other equity seeking students. 

The project will recruit a cohort of equity seeking students who are going abroad to engage in social media posts during their time abroad, which will be incorporated into resources for our online pre-departure orientation. Students will also serve as mentors upon their return from their international experience. 

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