Things to Consider as you Choose a Program
- What cultural attitudes, laws, or context exist towards multicultural students in the host country? You will need to consider what the racial, religious, or other majorities are in your intended host country as you answer this question.
- Are there opportunities for exchange students to indicate a preference for a roommate with a similar cultural or religious background as themselves?
- Are there multicultural community activities nearby?
Preparing to Go Abroad
Consider the following to help ease the transition into the culture of your destination.
- How open will I be about my cultural heritage with people in my host country? How might this impact my experience abroad?
- How important is it for me to find other multicultural friends while I am abroad? How will I connect with them?
- How will I stay in touch with my support network back home while I am abroad?
- How will I incorporate my experiences abroad back into my life at UNT upon my return, especially if I have been a racial minority for the first time while abroad?
- Transitions Abroad: Top 10 reasons for African-Americans to study abroad
- The Center for Global Education: an online resource offering information on funding, planning, discrimination issues, and outreach. Also includes links to the Asian Pacific American network, Japanese American Citizens League, Mexican American National Association and American Indian Science and Engineering Society.
- Changing the Face of Study Abroad by Ingrid Norton
- Heritage Seeking and Study Abroad: An Annotated Bibliography by David Comp
- IIENetworker, spring 2011 edition on Diversifying Study Abroad
- IIENetwork articles about students of color abroad
- Reflections from Asian-American students on their study abroad experiences, compiled by Fay Ju
- Travel Noire: Cultivated insights from a global community of Black travelers
Speak with an Advisor
Do you or your family have any concerns related to study abroad?
Please schedule an appointment with a study abroad advisor.