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Students of Color Abroad

 Széchenyi Chain Bridge, Budapest

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

chart displaying the race and ethnicity of U.S. students who studied abroad in 2019-2020