6 Students of Color Share Their High School Summer Abroad Experience

High school students of color who want to have a high school summer abroad experience will face a unique set of challenges—from having to do extensive research about a destination to convincing their parents that they will be safe in a foreign country where they will likely stand out!

In this episode of our Out of Your Comfort Zone podcast, we engage in a very important conversation about being a student of color abroad.

CIEE Global Navigator alumni Sarah and Tiffany traveled on our K-Pop Immersion program in Seoul, South Korea; Marriyan traveled on our Arabic Language & Moroccan Culture program in Rabat, Morocco; Pia traveled on our Leadership & Service in Youth Development program in Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic; and Danna traveled on our Italian Language & Culture program in Rome, Italy. The six of them sit down with us to speak about their stories, any challenges they had to overcome, and their overall experience on their particular programs.

Our U.S.-based CIEE staff join in as co-hosts to help guide the students through this conversation, which touches on topics like talking to families about going abroad, dealing with microaggressions, and breaking down barriers.

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