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Diversity Abroad Passport Tour - What's it all about?

Posted on May 07, 2019

The Passport Tour, launched in 2008, is Diversity Abroad’s nationwide campus-based initiative designed to introduce resources and opportunities to students across the country, particularly those from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds.

Is the Passport Tour for me?

The Passport Tour is for ALL students on campus, but especially those who identify with a group that has not historically gone abroad. This includes, but is not limited to, Black, Indigenous and People of Color, students with disabilities, LGBTQ students, STEM majors, religious minorities, first-generation college students, and students with high financial need.

What’s the Passport Tour goal on campus?

Our priority is to meet YOU. This can look like a quick announcement in your classrooms or tabling in the student union. We often coordinate with your institution’s study abroad office to schedule an information session, so you can gain insight about Diversity Abroad and how we can support you. We’re likely to attend your study abroad fair, too!

Diversity Abroad aims to collaborate with departments that support you throughout your academic experience. This includes the study abroad office, career services, the Office of Multicultural Affairs or student services. We also recognize that many students that benefit from our resources study throughout across all academic disciplines, so we’ll even reach out to a select number of professors to coordinate a quick presentation or full classroom session!

The Passport Tour also allows us to hear directly from students and learn about their questions, concerns and motivators related to global programs. Check out some of the information we collected on the 2019 - 2020 tour:

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So, are you competing with the study abroad office on our campus?

The short answer is no! Diversity Abroad doesn’t organize or lead global programs. We create resources to support students participating in global programs. We work with the study abroad office to ensure students are aware of our whereabouts on your campus for the day to learn about and have access to our resources.

If you don’t offer global programs, what are you promoting?

Diversity Abroad wants you to be informed about the importance of study abroad, the different types of global opportunities that are out there and the amount of scholarship funds available to you as a student. We’ll highlight additional resources such as destination and identity-specifc guides to ensure you feel prepared and supported throughout the process.

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Which campuses will you visit this year?

Like many things in 2020 - 2021, our campus engagement is looking differently this year. Diversity Abroad remains committed to connecting students to resources that will support their global education journey. Keep an eye out for upcoming virtual events on our event page. You can also stay up-to-date on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram! If you are a professional interested in inviting Diversity Abroad to a virtual fair or event, feel free to e-mail our Student Services team at community@diversityabroad.com for more information.

In the meantime, our online resources are available 24/7 at www.diversityabroad.com!

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