Join IES Abroad for a dialogue and a student panel focused on Hispanic-Serving Institutions, the Latinx student experience and perspective, and the future of study abroad!
Oct 2, 2020 at 2:00pm.
The Latinx population is the largest ethnic minority in the United States. Correspondingly, Latinx students make up more than 20% of the student population in the post-secondary education system. So, why is this community constantly overlooked and underfunded when it comes to conversations of study abroad?
To provide context ahead of the panel, IES Abroad Senior Diversity Relations Manager Hernando Sevilla-Garcia will present an abridged version of his research conducted at Northwestern’s School of Education and Social Policy. The study titled Missing Abroad: (Under)Representation of Latinx Students at Hispanic-Serving Institutions in Study Abroad focuses on the factors (e.g., resources, individual challenges, and institutional obstacles) that play a role in the study abroad participation of Latinx students at Hispanic-Serving Institutions.
A student panel comprised of Latinx study abroad alumni will share their unique perspectives on their international academic experiences. Learn how Karen navigated and leveraged resources at her home institution and her advice for HSIs in increasing Latinx representation abroad. Hear how Yesenia’s service-learning program aided her journey to a fellowship in Congress with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) and admission to Harvard’s Graduate School of Education. Learn how Omar’s launch of a student-led study abroad club set forth institutional change and how students can inspire others to go abroad after returning home.
Interested? Register here: Juntos: Hispanic-Serving Institutions, Latinx Students, and the Future of Study Abroad.