Diversity & Inclusion
Mapping Your Identities
As a member of the FSU community, International Programs is committed to values of diversity and inclusion at home and abroad. The IP Diversity & Inclusion team has developed the "Mapping Your Identities" guide to affirm this commitment by promoting respect, embracing differences, fostering education, and encouraging self-reflection. We recognize that everyone’s lived experiences are different, so our aim was to create a resource for individuals to develop and understand their own personal identities while gaining a respect for others’ identities and lived experiences. We hope these resources will be helpful to you as you explore your identities, embrace other cultures, better understand your peers, and embark on an experience of a lifetime.
Below each tab you’ll see resources for each identity. For resources written by students, check out the ‘Student Voices’ tab.
Projects & Plan
As a member of the FSU community, International Programs (IP) is committed to values of diversity and inclusion at home and abroad. The IP Diversity & Inclusion team strives to promote respect, embrace differences, foster education, and encourage self-reflection for students, staff, and faculty. We recognize that everyone’s lived experiences are different, so our aim is to create resources for individuals to develop and understand their personal identities while gaining respect for others’ identities and lived experiences.
Current & Future
At IP we believe that study abroad is an experience worth sharing and that our unique differences should be celebrated. Below you’ll find a list of blog posts, podcast episodes, quotes, and more highlighting diverse student voices. This list is by no means comprehensive and we are continually adding to it.
Blog Posts & Articles
Meet the Team & Contact Us!
If you have any questions or would like to talk to a member of our team, you can contact us by emailing IP-Diversity@fsu.edu. If you are interested in telling your story on our blog or podcast, email IP-Media@fsu.edu.
Meet the Team
Study abroad can be a life-changing, formative experience for students – I know for me it was. Which is exactly why I wanted to be part of IP’s Diversity and Inclusion team. I want to work to make study abroad more accessible and inclusive for all students. Study abroad encourages people of different backgrounds to come together in understanding and growth, and a diverse cohort enhances that experience. I hope the work we do can help promote diversity within the study abroad industry.
With the resources we create and share, I hope individuals can better understand their own unique identity, challenge themselves to better understand others, and ultimately, pave way for change-making conversations and initiatives. I joined this team because I wanted to challenge and explore my own ideals involving Diversity & Inclusion. I’ve realized possessing the knowledge is only one aspect of this journey; we must also embrace our role as active supporters and educators so that, collectively, we can better connect with and uplift others in our communities.
I am part of the IP Diversity & Inclusion team because I recognize the unearned privilege my social identities provide. I believe it is crucial to understand my identities, how they make me who I am, impact how I see the world and relate to my lived experiences. Through understanding these things, I aim to use my power with grace and continue to challenge the systems that grant me privilege. My hope for this team and the resources we create, is to help others in their journey of understanding themselves and learning about the lived experiences of those in other communities. Through this work we can show up as our authentic selves and lean into respect, change and justice.
I became a member of the IP D&I team because I wanted to bring awareness regarding the experiences surrounding marginalized groups. I believe it’s important to support the experiences of others and share resources that confront personal biases and create more inclusivity.