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IDEAS Grant to Increase African American Male Participation in Study Abroad

Office of International Initiatives

Multicultural Programming

Groups Served
Collegiate, Faculty, Graduate

Program Website
Visit the Program Website

Contact Information
Hudson, Joshua
jhudson45@gsu.edu

Address
30 Courtland Street
Atlanta, GA 30303

Building
Dahlberg Hall

Campus
Atlanta

Funding

Other Source

Overview

The Office of International Initiatives, in collaboration with the Georgia State African American Male Initiative, was awarded an IDEAS (Increase & Diversify Education Abroad for U.S. Students) grant by the U.S. Department of State's Capacity Building Program to analyze the barriers to African American male participation in study abroad at Georgia State and expand outreach to this student population.

Benefits

1. Awareness of study abroad opportunities and available scholarships
2. Access to mentors
3. Enhanced global career readiness skills upon graduation

Supplemental Materials

Not Applicable

Discipline Focus
Not discipline specific (University-Wide)

Diversity Group ( Social Identity)
Gender, Race/Ethnicity

Race/Ethnic Group
Black

Program, Initiative, Policy or Sponsored Award Category

Priority 2: Multicultural Programming

Established
08/01/2020

Number Served
No data yet

Research Routines, Responsibilities and Activities

Not Applicable

Self-efficacy Emphasis
Not Applicable

Acknowledgement/Affirmation of Identity, Strengths, Needs
Not Applicable

Examples of Inclusionary Practices and Activities

Specialized Curricula/Workshops (e.g. training for participants, directors and/or faculty on imposter syndrome, implicit bias, microaggressions)

Participant Empowerment

Academic recognition (i.e. research credibility, prestige), Feeder pathways (e.g. existing partnerships with programs at similar or next level of the academic pipeline), Mentoring opportunities

Mentoring Components

Mentors are peers of program participants (near-peer, tiered peer, etc.), Mentors provide regular scheduled meetings with mentees

Opportunities to Privilege Voice

Events that provide opportunities for participants to discuss their journey

Evaluation Methods

average attendance to events, outreach partnerships, program survey(s)

Anticipated Participant Outcomes
Not Applicable

Outcome Milestones

Increased participation in study abroad

Key Performance Indicators

Event attendance, increased participation in study abroad, increased event participation

Program, Initiative, Policy or Sponsored Award Category

Priority 2: Multicultural Programming

Established
08/01/2020

Number Served
No data yet

Research Routines, Responsibilities and Activities

Not Applicable

Please describe how your program addresses self-efficacy (one's beliefs in their own ability to execute behaviors necessary to perform) in its participants?
Not Applicable

How does your program acknowledge or affirm individuals’ different identities, strengths, or needs?
Not Applicable

Inclusionary practices/activities utilized in your program:

Specialized Curricula/Workshops (e.g. training for participants, directors and/or faculty on imposter syndrome, implicit bias, microaggressions)

Participant Empowerment

Academic recognition (i.e. research credibility, prestige), Feeder pathways (e.g. existing partnerships with programs at similar or next level of the academic pipeline), Mentoring opportunities

Mentoring Components

Mentors are peers of program participants (near-peer, tiered peer, etc.), Mentors provide regular scheduled meetings with mentees

Opportunities to Privilege Voice

Events that provide opportunities for participants to discuss their journey

Evaluation methods are used to substantiate the program’s outcomes:

average attendance to events, outreach partnerships, program survey(s)

Anticipated participant outcomes for your program:

Not Applicable