Race and Ethnicity

campbellMinority Outreach Services

Emory believes that everyone should have access to study abroad opportunities. Hispanic, African American, and Asian American students are traditionally underrepresented on study abroad programs. Therefore, to ensure all everyone has access to study abroad there are several scholarships and resources available for racial and ethnic minority students. Some students have concerns about traveling abroad for the first time or encountering racial bias/racism while abroad. In an effort to provide a forum for students to discuss their concerns and/or fears, Emory College Study Abroad has Peer Advisors and staff available to speak to students. For more information about informal discussion groups, collaborations with the Office of Multicultural Programs and Services, scholarships, and other resources please contact Emory College Study Abroad at studyabroad@emory.edu.  

On Campus Resources

The Office of Multicultural Programs and Services (also known as OMPS) offers individual students and student groups leadership opportunities, workshops, and advising that encourages respect for differences and celebrates diversity. OMPS particularly supports and advises underrepresented racial and cultural groups. They strive for an inclusive, equitable, culturally competent community so students can excel and contribute to our multicultural society. Their lobby, located on in DUC Suite 270E, is always open for students to drop-in, mingle, relax, study, and make new friends. Take that initiative and meet their staff and students.

Scholarships for Minority Students

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
Applicants must currently receive a Federal Pell Grant.
Campus deadline: Fall, Spring and Summer
Please contact Emory College Study Abroad at studyabroad@emory.edu for more information on the application process.

Diversity Abroad               
This scholarship is only for students participating on the following programs: Augsburg College, CIEE, CET, IES, IPSL, Queen Mary University London, SIT, University of Essex, & University of Melbourne.
Deadline: Fall & Spring 

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

In addition to scholarship opportunities for deserving Latino students, they offer a broad range of outreach and educational programming to help students and their families navigate through the rigors of college life.

Scholarships for African Americans, Asian Americans, Latino/Latina Americans and American Indians

Other Resources

Articles:
Top 10 Reasons Why Students Don't Study Abroad
Michigan State University -- Information for Multicultural Students

Web sites:
All Abroad
Diversity Abroad

Videos:
Breaking Barriers with Study Abroad by SFU and NAFSA
Discussions of Race and Identity: Documentaries from NYU in Ghana by NYU