The Passport Tour (TPT) is a nationwide campus-based initiative designed to introduce study abroad resources and opportunities to students, faculty and administrators, particularly from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds.
Since 2008, TPT has visited more than 75 different college campuses across the country. Each campus visit looks different, but can consist of various on-campus outreach initiatives such as tabling at a study abroad fair, hosting information sessions, moderating alumni panels, making classroom visits, and more.
Each year, thousands of students decide to study abroad. Unfortunately many students, particularly ethnic minorities, community college and economically disadvantaged students, are either unaware or do not have the resources to take advantage of the benefits and opportunities gained through study abroad.
The Passport Tour is for ALL students on campus, but especially those who do not traditionally go abroad. This includes (but is not limited to): students of all racial/ethnic backgrounds, students with disabilities, first-generation college students, and students with high financial need.
Thank you so much for all of your help last week! It was great to have you on campus – and I have so many meetings scheduled with students this week because of it! – Community College International Educator
Good Afternoon, I just want to really thank you for taking the time out to come speak to me and my fellow classmates. Since your visit to my class visit, I am really thinking about study abroad. I plan on looking further into it soon. – HBCU student
Here are just a few recent articles documenting on-campus TPT visits:
LMU seeks to promote diversity in study abroad programs - Loyola Marymount University, Los
Travel the World - Kean University, Union, NJ
Are you interested in bringing Diversity Abroad to your campus? If so, please let us know by e-mailing our Student Outreach Coordinator, Trixie Cordova at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Passport Tour happens heavily throughout the early weeks in both fall and spring semesters. If we haven’t yet, we hope we can bring the tour to your campus soon!
“I wanted to study Arabic in order to connect with my family, history, religion, and culture. I previously lived and worked in an Arabic-speaking country and wanted to learn Arabic more formally in order to maintain personal and professional...”
American Councils for International Education