There is a lot of pressure on universities today to be more diverse and inclusive in their study body – not just in terms of race but also gender, sexual orientation, age, ethnicity, social class, national origin, and more. According to Peterson’s, “Diversity means that the campus is viewed as a welcoming environment for anyone who wants to apply. Having an inclusive mission at an educational institution says something progressive and important about their campus that they value diversity and will allow their students to express themselves as they see fit.” Diversity & Inclusion
Faculty and staff at colleges and universities.
Study abroad and exchange university departments, Third-party providers of study abroad.
What is Involved?
ACEI’s Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Consultant will meet with client to discuss and assess current D&I strategies (if any are in place) and budget. From there we offer consulting on the following areas:
- Strategy for recruiting non-traditional students to study abroad and exchange programs
- Creating counseling and support services for non-traditional study abroad and exchange students
- Locating funding sources and scholarships
- Strategies for continued involvement of non-traditional students – creating a self-perpetuating program