IIE Center for Access and Equity Resource Guides
Our resource guides provide information and practices to support and advance access and equity in global learning, through programs and partnerships, and for underrepresented communities in international education.
Models of Change: Equity and Inclusion in Action in International Education
Models of Change presents a summary of IIE and Dickinson College’s partnership to reimagine an international education framework that incorporates global, intercultural, and equity and inclusion lenses through a virtual workshop series. Along with the co-creators’ own reflections of the partnership and the workshops are a curated set of case studies that share personal narratives and experiences from professionals who carried out projects initiated or informed by their workshop participation.
The case studies reflect the work international educators and higher education professionals have done over the last few years at the intersection of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and global and intercultural learning. They also reflect how their work has been shaped by the IIE–Dickinson workshops along with shared models, theories, and tools.
IIE and Dickinson invite readers to utilize these models to support one’s own practice of reflection – examining assumptions, positionality, and identities – to better equip oneself to effect change for others.
Supporting First-Generation College Students in International Education
First-generation college students are defined as individuals whose parents did not complete a baccalaureate degree. According to CASSIE research, first-generation college students are underrepresented in study abroad with only 8% participation. Yet, the impact is profound: those who do are more likely to graduate within six years and earn higher GPAs upon graduation.
Through the IIE Center for Access and Equity, we have collected IIE program expertise and the personal experience of individuals from across the organization. This resource guide proivdes perspectives and recommended practices highlighting activities, communication, and other forms of engagement to support first-generation students to participate in international education and exchange.