Learning Abroad Center

Fall 2018 Education Abroad Network (EAN) Meeting

Fall 2018 Education Abroad Network Meeting

Reexamining Diversity in Learning Abroad

Monday, October 22, 2018

2:00–4:00 p.m. (refreshments available at the end of the meeting)

402 Walter Library, East Bank

Meeting Description 

As we promote inclusion in education abroad, it may be time for us to take a step back and think more about how we message and think about learning abroad in our work with students. In order to do so, it is important to review the evolution of learning abroad on our own campus while considering alternative narratives.

Martha Johnson, Assistant Dean, Learning Abroad Center will open up the meeting with a presentation on the Democratization and Decolonization of Learning Abroad. Following the presentation, a panel will share their experience conducting a recent diversity workshop for our on-site staff in Italy. Panelists will share strategies that the LAC has used to develop competency in and deepen professional staff and students' understanding of diversity in a global context. They will also share insights gained from taking part in a site visit from a diversity and inclusion perspective. Ample time will be reserved for audience Q&A.


  • Thuy Doan, Associate Advising Director, Learning Abroad Center
  • Martha Johnson, Assistant Dean, Learning Abroad Center 
  • Uyenthi Tran Myhre, Assistant Director, Women's Center
  • BJ Titus, Director of Institutional Relations, Diversity & Inclusion, Learning Abroad Center

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