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Race and Ethnicity

 Race and Ethnicity Abroad

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It could be that students of minority and/or unrepresented races or ethnicities encounter no problems when overseas. However, it is always a good idea to be knowledgeable and prepared before you go. We recommend students of minority communities to research their destination and talk with study abroad staff about the attitudes and issues regarding their race and ethnicity specific to their location. The University Center for International Education is here to help throughout the entire process!

Questions to think about:
What stereotypes about my identity are there in the country I am going to? 
Will I be a minority while abroad?
Are there racial or ethnic issues that could affect my safety? 
Am I prepared to educate others about my identity who may not understand or be familiar?
What strategies do I have for interacting with others who may not support my identity?


Articles & Testimonials

  1.  What to Know About Studying Abroad as a Minority.
  2.  People of Color Should Study Abroad – A Student’s Perspective.
  3. Stories, tips and journeys from a community of Black travelers.
  4. Black Travel Alliance encourages, educates, and equips black travel professionals in education, media, and corporate positions.
  5. Latinas Who Travel encourages and empowers Latinas to travel more, and also empower women of color, and honorary Latinas. 
  6. Inclusivity in travel and international education for our Latino friends, neighbors, and future leaders.

The University Center for International Education (UCIE) is here to support you throughout your study abroad journey – before, during, and after you return. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to us via email at, via phone at 937-775-5745, or come into our office in 334 Student Union.