We're proud that our students are as diverse as the countries where they study abroad and intern.

From our Initiative to Diversify Education Abroad (IDEA) to our Diversity Scholarships & Financial Aid, we're making study abroad accessible to more students.

With 70 years of experience, we're here to help you find the best program for you, and to make studying abroad the educational adventure of a lifetime. Simply put, we provide you with the best diversity abroad resources in the field. Whether that's through our online country-specific diversity resources, articles on topics like Black hair care or nonbinary air travel, multimedia materials, or our personal one-on-on advising, we're here to support and encourage you throughout the study abroad experience. If you have any questions about your identity abroad, please contact our Diversity Department by emailing us at diversity@IESabroad.org or by calling 800.995.2300.

How will studying abroad redefine your world? We can't wait to find out.


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Country-Specific Identity Resources

Browse resources specific to identity in a particular country on topics such as dietary concerns; race, ethnicity, and national identity; gender and sexuality; religion and spirituality; disability and mental health; and more!

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Diversity Videos & Webinars

Learn more about key aspects of the study abroad experience by participating in webinars before you go. We frequently partner with other companies and institutions to host webinars on diversity- and inclusion-related topics.

Group of students in Meknes, Morocco.

IDEA Correspondents

You're bringing more than just your luggage with you while studying abroad. The aspects of your identity—all that makes you who you are—come along too! That's why our IDEA (Initiative to Diversity Education Abroad) Correspondents are here to share how their identities intersect, unfold, and evolve with their lives abroad.

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Intercultural Competency Media List

These recommendations encourage connection and conversations to promote better understanding of our individual stories and tribulations, focused on uplifting the collective human experience we highlight with study abroad.

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Social Identity Resources

We support all of our students and have compiled resources to guide you in your next steps towards this incredible experience. Find more information on our resources for various identities, including LGBTQ+, First-Generation, Disability, Mental Health & Self-Care, and more.

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Diversity Scholarships

We are committed to fostering and supporting a diverse student body. Our Diversity Scholarships are part of our millions of dollars in scholarships and aid, and encourage and support students from a range of institutions and under-represented populations.

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DACA Resources

Our dedicated team is available to answer any questions that you have about our programs. Global learning is transformative and we believe every student, regardless of status, should have the opportunity to have an international educational experience.

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Share a Resource

We know that there's a lot of helpful information out there, and although we try, we can't always capture it all! If you've found something to be helpful for you or your students in preparation for study abroad, let us know and we'll see if we can add it to our resources.

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Family Resources

We know that families are an essential part of the journey when deciding to study or intern abroad. That's why we have a variety of resources for families including guides in English, Spanish, and Chinese.

Let's Talk

Reach out to the Diversity team at diversity@iesabroad.org if you have any questions about identity-based events, how identity can affect study abroad or internship experiences, opportunities, or more.

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