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Open Meeting: Open Dialogue on Inclusion and Underrepresentation in Education Abroad

Wednesday, May 31
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
LACC, Room 301AB

Join your colleagues in education abroad to share best practices and discuss ways to increase underrepresented students’ participation and to integrate diversity in all aspects of education abroad.

Lindsay G. Calvert

Lead, Generation Study Abroad
Institute of International Education

Lindsay Calvert leads IIE's Generation Study Abroad initiative, which aims to increase and diversify the American students studying abroad. Lindsay previously served as the IIE Program Director of the U.S. Department of State's Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, the largest study abroad scholarship for U.S. undergraduate students of high financial need. Lindsay has been working at IIE since 2006 focusing and presenting on diversity, inclusion, and access to education abroad. She served as the Co-Chair for NAFSA's Diversity & Inclusion in EA Subcommittee and a member of Diversity Abroad's Task Force on High Financial Need. Lindsay graduated from Trinity University with a Bachelor's in both International Studies (Latin America) and Spanish. Her international experiences include studying abroad in Chile during college, participating in a high school delegation to China and serving as a volunteer with Amigos de las Americas in Paraguay, along with various world travels professionally and personally.


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Margaret S. McCullers

Associate Director, Academic and Special Projects
Institute for Study Abroad

Margaret S. McCullers is the Associate Director of Academic and Special Projects at the Institute for Study Abroad (IFSA), one of the largest non-profit study abroad providers in the U.S. In this role, she directs inclusive excellence programming and practices and supports the academic integration of study abroad for institutions across the country through custom academic projects. Margaret is co-chair of the NAFSA Diversity & Inclusion in Education Abroad Subcommittee, where she launched the Diversity Expertise Log and was lead author on the "LGBTQ+ Advising Guide for Education Abroad Professionals". Margaret recently co-authored the chapter "First-Generation College Students and Study Abroad: Examining the Participation Gap and Successful Strategies for Promoting Access" in the book Promoting Inclusion in Education Abroad: A Handbook of Research and Practice (NAFSA/Stylus Publishing). Previously at the University of Texas at Austin, Margaret managed programming for the First Abroad Initiative which was awarded the NAFSA Senator Paul Simon Spotlight Award and the Diversity Abroad EDIIE award in 2014. Margaret received a 2014 Australian Endeavour Executive Fellowship for her work on curriculum integration. Her M.Ed. is in higher education administration from UT Austin.


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