Microaggressions and Intersectionality in the Experiences of Black Women Studying Abroad through Community Colleges: Implications for Practice



Community colleges have a unique opportunity to both increase access to and improve the quality of education abroad for underrepresented students. Their use of faculty-led programs (Raby 2008; Amani 2011) can be capitalized upon to reach students of color as well as first-generation and low-income students and to provide them with supportive environments that help maximize their learning experiences. However, despite the relative diversity of many community colleges, underrepresented minority students can still be marginalized on their home campuses, and by extension, when they study abroad.


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  1. 1.College of Social WorkCalifornia State University, Los AngelesLos AngelesUSA

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