Confronting Race at Work: How our Team Came Together in Community

Malaika Serrano has been engaged in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion work for nearly 20 years, first as a study abroad advisor, a faculty program leader, and now as the inaugural VP for Diversity and Inclusion at WorldStrides Higher Ed. She regularly presents at national conferences and is an active member of Diversity Abroad, Forum on Education Abroad, the Global Leadership League, and NAFSA. She received a B.A. from the University of Southern California, M.A. from the University of Maryland, a Diversity and Inclusion Certificate from Cornell University, and is currently a Doctoral student at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore … Continue reading Confronting Race at Work: How our Team Came Together in Community

Diversity Abroad: The First in My Family to Study Abroad – Perspectives from Three First-Generation College Students

By Abby Miller, ISA Senior Regional Director “First-generation college student” is a term we hear more and more often in the international education community. According to the Federal Trio Programs, a first-generation college student is defined as an individual whose … Continue reading Diversity Abroad: The First in My Family to Study Abroad – Perspectives from Three First-Generation College Students

Diversity Abroad: Tips for LGBT Students Abroad – Insights from my Studies in Paris

By Matt Gulizia, ISA France Site Specialist Study abroad can be a daunting undertaking for virtually anyone, and cross-cultural perspectives on sexual orientation can be a concern for many students.  “Will my host country be accepting of me?”, “Will I be … Continue reading Diversity Abroad: Tips for LGBT Students Abroad – Insights from my Studies in Paris