It's disheartening to learn of the recent U.S. Supreme Court Ruling impacting race-conscious admissions that was announced on Thursday, June 29th.
Not only does it have the potential to reverse decades of progress in increasing access to opportunities that college education provides, but it is also a loss for all because a diverse learning environment benefits everyone. Study abroad is rooted in learning and growing in an environment that is different than one’s own.
While it can be challenging to maintain optimism about the future in the face of these obstacles, it's imperative that we stay encouraged as we push for a better, more inclusive world. This is our why.
IES Abroad will continue our unwavering support and commitment to creating an inclusive study abroad experience and provide access for underrepresented students. To us, these challenges only make our commitment to supporting underrepresented students in study abroad that much stronger; the need is that much greater.
Thank you to everyone who is part of this important work that allows us to further our mission and commitment to study abroad. We remain steadfast in our belief that study abroad changes lives, and changed lives change the world.