Race & Ethnicity Abroad

Understanding how cultural differences can impact perceptions of race, ethnicity, and identity in an international context is an important component of your preparation to study abroad. In some countries, your race, ethnicity, or other identities may be read or interpreted differently than you are accustomed to in the U.S., so you may encounter different cultural norms related to race and minority status, where racism and other forms of discrimination are performed, viewed, and addressed differently than you are used to. As preparation for these potential experiences, we encourage you to explore the following resources.

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Additional Resources

  • ALLABROAD.us - Specific advice for African Americans, Asian and Pacific Islander Americans, Hispanic and Latino Americans, and Native Americans.
  • DiversityAbroad.com - Forums, guides, blogs, and a funding directory to assist students of diverse backgrounds.