Students of Color Abroad
As a student of color, you may have specific questions and concerns about studying abroad. We are here to help you through the process and provide resources and information related to how the specifics of your identity might relate to the program you choose. PCC Multicultural Centers are also here to help.
Research consistently shows that students who study abroad achieve higher GPAs and have higher rates of degree completion than their peers. Studying abroad gives you unparalleled opportunities to develop transferable skills that will help you professionally and encourage you to grow personally.
- All Abroad – a website with resources for African American, Asian/Pacific Islander, Latino/a, and Native American Students
- Soul of America – International travel perspectives for folks who identify as Black/African-American
- On She Goes – an online travel community that “helps women of color travel more confidently, more adventurously, and more often.”
- Travel Noire – a digital media company that serves the African Diaspora
- Watch Laura Razzuri talk about studying in Jordan as a Peruvian-American with USA Study Abroad.
- STAMPED Podcast (episodes highlight the study abroad stories of Black/African-American students, students of color, and industry professionals)
- Beyond Study Abroad Podcast from the University of Notre Dame (episodes showcase the “various stages of studying abroad including the excitement and the challenges”)
Blogs and Articles
- Danielle Adoghe for IES Abroad – blog articles from study abroad in Japan
- “Red, White, Blue & Black: Navigating my African-American Identity in London” from IFSA-Butler Unpacked
- “Racial & Ethnic Minority Students Abroad” from Diversity Abroad – questions and travel tips for students of color
- “Tips for Heritage Seekers Traveling Abroad” from Diversity Abroad
- “Top 10 Reasons for African American Students to Go Abroad” from Transitions Abroad
- “Managing Black Hair Abroad” from Diversity Abroad
- “Realizing my Skin Color While Studying Abroad” from Diversity Abroad