Diversity and Inclusion

Our Approach to Diversity & Inclusion

CET believes in making study abroad accessible to all students. We recruit and actively support academically qualified students of all races, religions, origins, abilities, gender identities, and sexual orientations, ensuring a welcoming, hospitable program environment that promotes student learning.

We take a holistic approach to supporting diverse students: we provide program-specific information on cultural climate, accessibility, and health and diet on our website, our application materials are gender-inclusive, and we offer training on supporting diverse students to on-site staff and faculty.

Student Resources

Diversity & Inclusion by Program

Each CET program contains a page of location-specific diversity and inclusion information. This information aims to give students a picture of the cultural climate, accessibility options, and health and diet information needed in order to prepare for a successful term abroad.

Student Voices Blogs

Whether it’s reading about adjusting to a language pledge, the heritage student experience, or leaving home for the first time, CET Student Correspondents provide realistic insight to each program with regular blogs and photo essays. Read D&I-related posts from students all over the world below:

Fund for Education Abroad Access Partner

CET is a proud Access Partner of the Fund for Education Abroad (FEA). FEA’s mission is to increase the number of underrepresented students from the U.S. who study abroad. FEA awards scholarships help make study abroad a reality for their scholars. Every year, students are eligible to apply for CET-specific scholarships through FEA. 

Meet the current CET-FEA Scholars:

Alex Anthony-Williams: CET Taiwan, Summer 2019, University of Pittsburgh
Andrea Day: CET Jordan: Intensive Language, Summer 2019, Western Kentucky University 
Kaylee Henderson: CET Beijing, Fall 2019, Kalamazoo College 
Katelyn Shadowens: CET Harbin, Fall 2019, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill 
Melodie Vuong: CET Vietnam, Summer 2019, University of Texas at Austin