Students decide to study abroad in order to develop their job skills or get ready for a prospective career working overseas after graduation.

However, obstacles such as family obligations, a lack of course flexibility, and ignorance of experiences that are offered prohibit many students from studying abroad.

Particularly, students of colour are underrepresented in these programmes

According to a report created by the Institute of International Education and the U.S. Department of State, 70% of American students who study abroad are white.

By providing different curricula, funding possibilities, and passport assistance, some institutions attempt to make study abroad programmes more approachable.

Up to 10 $1,000 diversity ambassador grants are given to groups like LGBTQ+ students, first-generation college students, students of colour, and students with disabilities. 

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