Introduction: A Virtual Issue on Diversity and Inclusion in Education Abroad


  • Eduardo Conteras Jr. University of Portland
  • Lily López-McGee Howard University
  • David Wick Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey
  • Tasha Willis California State University, Los Angeles



Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Education abroad, Study abroad


The Guest Editors introduce their virtual issue on Diversity and Inclusion in Education Abroad, which curates past articles published in Frontiers on the topic.

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Piropos and friendships: Gender and culture clash in study abroad by Susan B. Twombly (1995) DOI:

Towards reconciliation in the motherland: Race, class, nationality, gender, and the complexities of American student presence at the University of Ghana, Legon by Jennifer Landau & David Chioni Moore (2001) DOI:

The GLOSSARI project: Initial findings from a system-wide research initiative on study abroad learning outcomes by Richard C. Sutton & Donald L. Rubin (2004) DOI:

The impact of short-term study abroad on the identity development of college students with learning disabilities and/or AD/HD by Wendy Shames & Peg Alden (2005) DOI:

Inclusive excellence and underrepresentation of students of color in study abroad by Karyn Sweeney (2013) DOI:

College students’ sexual orientation, gender identity, and participation in study abroad by Kelly M. Bryant & Krista M. Soria (2015) DOI:

‘And still we rise’: Microaggressions and intersectionality in the study abroad experiences of Black women by Tasha Y. Willis (2015) DOI:

Unique opportunities: Influence of study abroad on Black Students by Jasmine Lee & Qiana Greene (2016) DOI:

Programs traveling to the African continent: A critical content analysis of a Teach Abroad program by Ifeyinwa Onyenekwu, Julieanne Marie Angeli, Ransford Pinto, & Ty-Ron Douglas (2017) DOI:

Faith development while abroad amongst African American students by Thandiwe Dinani (2018) DOI:

Undocumented student participation in education abroad: An institutional analysis by Paige E. Butler, Meggan Madden, & Nickie Smith (2018) DOI:

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How to Cite

Contreras, E., López-McGee, L., Wick, D., & Willis, T. (2019). Introduction: A Virtual Issue on Diversity and Inclusion in Education Abroad. Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 31(Virtual), 1–6.