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SU Abroad and Office of Multicultural Affairs Present: Exploring Diversity Abroad
SU Abroad and the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) will be hosting an event focusing on diversity and experiences of students studying abroad. The event, Exploring Diversity Abroad, will address the challenges some students of color, LGBTQ+ students and students with disabilities have faced while studying abroad, and how to overcome these challenges.
A panel of study abroad alumni will provide firsthand accounts of their study abroad experiences. Panelists will share stories and take questions from those in attendance with special focus on how diversity affected their study abroad experience. Alumni panelists include Christine Chung (SU London), Jason Deal (SU Hong Kong), Daisia Glover (SU Santiago), Brandon Mixson (SU Madrid) and Saphyir Moody (SU Hong Kong). Diversity Abroad’s Trixie Cordova will also be in attendance to speak with students. Diversity Abroad is an international organization that connects diverse students with academic, professional and volunteer opportunities abroad.
“We’re really excited to partner with SU Abroad again,” says Huey Hsiao, associate director in OMA. “Our study abroad alumni always return with such great experiences to share with their peers on campus. We hope that sharing students’ experiences will motivate more students to share in these experiences.”
“In addition to this great group of abroad alumni, we’re thrilled to welcome Trixie to campus,” says Jenn Horvath, manager of marketing and communications at SU Abroad. “We really think students have a lot to gain from all that Diversity Abroad has to offer.”
The event is open to all students and will take place Tuesday, Feb. 7, at 6 p.m. in Schine 304ABC. Light refreshments will be served.
If you have questions about this event, please contact Lucile Matthews, SU Abroad recruitment specialist, at email@example.com or visit suabroad.syr.edu.