Diversity and Identity Abroad

At SUNY Oswego Education Abroad, we are committed to helping all students access international education. We want to be sure that every student will have the tools to succeed both academically and personally during their program. This page is designed to help students navigate their own identities and learn more about how to prepare for their time abroad with identity in mind.

While there are many great resources listed below, do not hesitate to reach out to our office and/or your program coordinator if you wish to speak further about any concerns or questions you may have. We are here for you!

Student Experiences Abroad

Explore the photos and stories of returned study abroad students on our Student Experiences Abroad page and get inspired for your own journey. This is also where you will find the Being Abroad Podcast interviews. 

Student Experiences Abroad

I, Too, Am Study Abroad

The I, Too, Am Study Abroad campaign has been a key element at SUNY Oswego for increasing the participation of underrepresented students in Education Abroad. The centerpiece of the campaign is a discussion series that engages panels of returning study abroad students representing SUNY Oswego’s diversity to speak candidly about their choices and experiences, addressing issues that students face while overseas related to topics such as race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, socio-economic background, and other identity factors.

I, Too, Am Study Abroad (ITASA)

Study Abroad as a First Generation College Student

First-Generation Resources

A first-generation student is usually the first student in their family to study abroad or to go to college. Being new to these experiences, you and your family or support system may have many questions and concerns about study abroad.