New Web Site Encourages African-American Students to Pursue Study-Abroad Programs

About 35 percent of all students enrolled in higher education in the United States are members of minority groups. But only 17 percent of the students who participate in study-abroad programs are minorities.

A new Web site has been established to encourage minority students to study in foreign lands. The DiversityAbroad Web site seeks to inform minority students on the benefits of studying at a foreign university. It also offers advice on choosing the best program and how to cope with culture shock and foreign people who may not be used to dealing with minority students. Most important, the Web site offers information on how minority students can finance their study-abroad program.

To access the DiversityAbroad Web site click here.