Only 10 percent of college students study abroad during their time as a student; 70 percent of those individuals who study abroad are white and come from higher-income families. As a Benjamin A. Gilman scholar recipient, the purpose of this presentation is to demonstrate that social location and economic standing should not prevent an individual from the ability to achieve their goals. People of color, low-income families, and first-generation college students are underrepresented in study abroad opportunities. What barriers stop minority students from studying abroad? Should we help these students through the barriers, or do we focus on helping students for whom it will be easier to send abroad? Should universities and academic advisors help the underrepresented students study abroad?
Rodriguez, Gissela, "A Misconception: Higher Education Opportunities and Social Location" (2019). Academic Festival Posters. 109.