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13 Aug 2020

OMSE & Education Abroad Co-Author Diversity Abroad Journal Article


Dr. Christopher Lester, (he, him, his), Director, University of Maryland OMSE, along with Jeremy R. Gombin-Sperling, (he, him, his), Research Associate, University of Maryland Education Abroad Office; Malik Blue, (he, him, his), Managing Advisor, University of Maryland Education Abroad Office; Dr. Leanne Dunsmore. (she, her, hers), Director, University of Maryland Education Abroad Office; and Brittany Lashley, (she, her, hers), University of Maryland  Education Abroad Office co-authored an article entitled Working Towards Inclusive Partnerships:  A Case Study on Supporting Black and Latinx Undergraduate Men to Study Abroad that appeared in the Diversity Abroad Summer 2020 edition of The Global Impact Exchange.

This research highlighted the critical importance of proactive and structured partnerships for increasing engagement in education abroad for Black and Latinx men at PWIs. It also demonstrated the value of critical listening in the work towards inclusion –in this case to the College Success Scholars (CSS) students and their families. Through this study, we have sought to apply this knowledge in our institutional context in order to design responsive programming, and to consider new possibilities such as cohort based education abroad learning models.