“Programs must continue to actively seek ways to grow the number of minority students”
College campuses have grown more diverse – with students of colour increasing from 30% of the undergraduate population in 1996 to 45% in 2016. But, argues Terra Dotta CEO Anthony Rotoli, the typical study abroad student remains Caucasian and female.
According to the 2019 Open Doors report, only 30% of all US study abroad students reflected a racial or ethnic minority during the 2017-18 academic year, well below their representation in the overall student body.
It is time to work harder to increase these numbers to collaboratively improve and increase overall educational opportunities for students of colour.