Defining diversity is not succinct. The vocabulary and the context in which it is used are often contested. MIP is dedicated to supporting students from diverse backgrounds including, but not limited to, categories of race/ethnicity, socio-economic background, physical ability, sexual orientation, and gender identity. The idea and definition of being a minority shifts and is interchangeable with the country in which you may find yourself.

Please note that through study abroad, your self-perception, as well as perception of your home culture, may change based on how members of the host culture view you.

The following links offer Information and resources on diversity in study abroad. Please feel free to contact the MIP office for further information.