The Education Abroad office at the University of Maryland, College Park is engaging in a new survey initiative to learn what undergraduate students perceive to be barriers and motivations for studying abroad.
By collecting responses from the diverse student population on campus, the Education Abroad office hopes to learn more about how it can better serve students who identify as 'underrepresented' in study abroad:
- First-Generation college students (students who are the first in their family to attend college or whose parent[s]/guardian[s] have not completed a 4-year degree)
- Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) students
- Students of color
- Students with disabilities
- Students with high financial need
All undergraduate students who have not participated in a study abroad program during college are encouraged to complete the survey, whether they plan to study abroad or not.
If you are interested in sharing your perspective, please take our short survey at this link: https://umdsurvey.umd.edu/SE/?SID=SV_aeHqkAF0gWWQVb7. The survey should take no more than 15 minutes to complete and students who participate are eligible to win a $100 flight voucher in a raffle! The survey will close on November 13th, 2015.
If you have any questions about this survey initiative, please contact Eric Izaguirre at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Education Abroad looks forward to learning more about how it can help you go abroad!