Reevaluating Black Student Study Abroad Responses and Investing in Faculty Led Programs through the African Diaspora to increase HBCU student Participation

Authors

  • Charity  Clay

Abstract

This chapter argues that responses from Black students about study abroad participation are narrowly analyzed and misinterpreted using deficit-based presumptions, resulting in ineffective attempts to increase their participation.  To elucidate key misalignments between responses and analysis, it examines claims that lack of funds and interest are the major barriers to participation, unpacks these claims, identifies deficit-based presumptions, and reexamines Black student responses to provide a deeper analysis.  Based on this analysis, surveys were conducted with Historical Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) students about their interest in Study Abroad Programs (SAP) in Africa.  Findings from these surveys are used to add previously missing student voices from the body of research and to make suggestions for institutions looking to increase Black student study abroad participation.

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Author Biography

Charity  Clay

Charity Clay is a Critical Race Scholar of the African Diaspora who is currently the head of the crime and social justice concentration in the sociology department at Xavier University of Louisiana.  Her research interests include, global educational access for African Descended students, Pan-African resistance movements and Systemic Police Terrorism. E-mail:  cclay2@xula.edu

Published

2021-10-04

How to Cite

Clay, C. (2021). Reevaluating Black Student Study Abroad Responses and Investing in Faculty Led Programs through the African Diaspora to increase HBCU student Participation. STAR Scholar Books. Retrieved from https://ojed.org/index.php/gsm/article/view/1286