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Supporting Pathways for First-generation Students to Study Abroad

Virtual Live Briefings Student Success

First-generation college students represent a growing segment of the U.S. higher education population and a group consistently underrepresented in study abroad programming. Presenters will share successful strategies for engaging with first-generation students and promising practices for increasing their participation in study abroad.

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First-generation college students represent a growing segment of the U.S. higher education population and a group consistently underrepresented in study abroad programming (Cataldi et al., 2018; Rausch, 2017). According to the Consortium for Analysis of Student Success through International Education (CASSIE), only eight percent of first-generation students study abroad, yet those who do are more likely to graduate within six years and have higher GPAs at graduation (Bell et al., 2020).

As U.S. higher education institutions return to offering study abroad programming, there is an opportunity for education abroad leaders to focus on educational equity by examining pathways for underrepresented students to access study abroad. Dr. Leah Mason, research lead at IIE, and Ms. Kelly Holland, vice president of institutional partnerships at AIFS Abroad, will share findings from the AIFS/IIE Global Education research report, Supporting Pathways for First-Generation Students to Study Abroad, including promising practices for all phases of a first-generation students’ study abroad experience, highlighting unique program models being implemented at U.S. higher education institutions.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will:

  • understand the benefits of study abroad for first-generation students;
  • identify funding sources that support first-generation students to study abroad; and
  • implement strategies for demystifying the study abroad application process for first-generation students.  

Registration

Registration as a member is based on individual membership status at the time of the live event. If your current membership will expire prior to the live event, you will have the option to renew at the time of registration to receive the member rate. Registration for on-demand content is based on individual membership status at the time of the purchase.

If you are not a NASPA individual member, please visit our membership section to learn more about membership types and benefits. We hope you’ll consider joining today!

If you are experiencing financial hardship, you may qualify for a NASPA Foundation Membership Scholarship.

For a comprehensive listing of NASPA registration policies, please visit this page.

 

Registration and Fees
NASPA Member
$79
Non-member
$179

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