While students prepare to study abroad, exploring their own identities within the setting of a global city is an important part of the experience.
During the pre-departure process, we provide students with resources to help them understand their own identity and beliefs, and to prepare them for differing cultural norms and viewpoints in their host country.
The Diversity Committee manages our organization’s commitment to diversity. Made up of members from various departments across all of our program locations, its overarching purpose is to ensure that CAPA’s emphasis on, and commitment to, diversity is woven into all facets of the organization, from marketing and recruiting to human resources. The committee meets on a regular basis to build and implement initiatives and projects across the organization and is responsible for:
CAPA’s Diversity Advocates Scholarship Program (DAP) supports undergraduate students focused on social justice, access, inclusion, or diversity who wish to continue this focus abroad. Advocates receive a grant in the amount of $1,000 on a semester length program with CAPA to pursue diversity projects or research during their learning abroad experience.
DAP Scholars will collaborate with others and build upon their professional and personal development. They will also have the opportunity to engage in discussion groups and will be provided with tools to help them continue their advocacy efforts post-program. Lastly, DAP scholars will implement a project informed by their understanding of diversity in a local context, which will serve as their “capstone project” while abroad.
To be eligible, applicants must be committed and engaged with a track record of successful advocacy for diversity within their communities. They must effectively demonstrate an understanding of and obligation to influencing their own community from their experience abroad.
Advocates are awarded a grant in the amount of $1,000 for semester programs only.