The CSU Education Abroad staff are excited to that you are looking into an education abroad experience! CSU Education Abroad shares Colorado State’s commitment to diversity. We recognize that identity plays a strong role in an intercultural experience. Preparation and support are often the keys to a successful and positive international experience. The web sites within the Diverse Populations tool bar provide resources, either ours or other institutions’, that address specific concerns or questions of students who identify as students of color, GLBTQQA, women, students with disabilities, and adult learners.

For many students, an international experience is a once and a life time opportunity. It is an experience that many say they grow from and many employers recognize as valuable in their employees. However, you do not have to take our word for it, here are CSU Education Abroad alumni that were excited about sharing their experience and encouraging YOU to take the chance and go abroad!

Resources for Diverse Students from Program Search to Returning Home provides answers to common questions about education abroad given by their experienced mentors, including education abroad administrators, counselors, former education abroad students and parents.

The mission of is to ensure that students from diverse economic, educational, ethnic and social backgrounds are aware, have equal access and take advantage of the benefits and opportunities afforded through global education exchanges. The website is a wealth of information including programs, destinations, funding, student forums and more.

The PLATO Project

The Project for Learning Abroad, Training and Outreach (PLATO) is an integrated education abroad training, certification, and diversity outreach program. This includes links to organizations, resources, and scholarships that support academic advancement for underrepresented groups participating in international activities.

The Learning Abroad Center at the University of Minnesota

This site for multicultural students education abroad has academic literature and research, resources, and student experiences and articles.

IES Abroad: Diversity Resources

IES an international education organization has several resources including country specific diversity resources.

General Education Abroad Resources

The Center for Global Education (

The Study Abroad Student Handbook: Worldwide provides great advice and tips for the entire education abroad process from choosing a program to returning home.

Institute of International Education

Provides many resources for students including a program search and a scholarship search. IIE also administers several scholarships for education abroad.