I, Too, Am Study 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.

Past ITASA presentation themes have included:
  • Student Identity 
  • LGBTQ+ 
  • Internships
  • STEM / Business/ Language Majors Abroad
  • Student Life Overseas

Recorded Presentations

I, Too, Am Study Abroad - Student Identities Overseas feat. Alumni Panelists

Student Identities Overseas feat. Alumni Panelists

This virtual presentation features a panel of six study abroad alumni who discuss their personal experiences abroad and how they shaped who they are today.

Discussions topics include:

  • Challenges the panelists faced abroad and how they overcame them
  • How the panelists' experiences abroad were impacted by their individual identities
  • Advice for prospective study abroad students of underrepresented backgrounds
  • Highlights of the panelists' experiences abroad and how they impacted who they are today

Panelists: Diandre Coote-Anderson, Awa Dembele, Femi Higgins, Tiana Morris, Francisco Peréz, and Naomi Rodriguez Jose.

Quest Presentation 2021

Quest 2021 Presentation

Part 1 - From Oz to Abroad: Overcoming the F’s of Study Abroad by Awa Dembele and Fadi Gaye There are certain obstacles that often stop students from considering study abroad. These barriers are often referred to as the Four F’s, a term coined by Dr. Margery Ganz from Spelman College. These 4 F’s are: Friends, Family, Fears, and Funds. For this presentation, we have added two more F’s to the mix: Fit and Faculty. In this presentation two study abroad alumni, Awa Dembele and Fadi Gaye, will expand upon their own experiences with each of these F’s to share how they were challenged by these obstacles, as well as how they overcame them. The presenters will also share how their experiences abroad impacted their lives overall, including the impact on their academics and career paths.

Part 2 - Virtual International Internships: Past, Present, and Future by Lyric Watson The global pandemic and suspension of international travel has meant traditional study abroad, and internships abroad, have had to transform quickly into a more flexible and virtual format. Join Education Abroad as we take a look at the past, present, and future of virtual internships abroad. Our student panel will discuss topics related to their personal internship experiences. Bring your questions for this interactive panel session and learn how Education Abroad continues to engage students in meaningful global experiences.