Access, Inclusion, Diversity & Equity

AIFS Abroad is pleased to make Access, Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity (AIDE) the lens through which we consider a wide range of organizational and programming decisions.

After a year of compellation and collaboration with colleagues and experts in the field we have officially launched the 2021 AIFS Abroad Plan of Action for AIDE. Priorities included in the plan were developed through internal and external conversations, open staff forums, and group discussions and surveys from AIFS Study Abroad staff, our Board of Advisors, and our Alumni Ambassadors. The data received through these avenues informed the direction taken by the AIFS Study Abroad Diversity & Inclusion Working group who were responsible for the creation and review of this plan of action.

2021 Goals Progress

As access, inclusion, diversity, and equity are multidisciplinary considerations, our plan focuses on six themes spanning the education abroad experience. Each has corresponding goals, measures of success and accountability check points that will be updated on a quarterly basis. The search feature below allows you to get a general report on the progress we are making toward each goal. If you would like more details on our internal process, please email


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Staff & Training


Download a PDF of our 2021
AIFS Abroad Plan of Action for AIDE

Annual reviews and feedback will help shape the annual priorities and we look forward to further engagement with all our stakeholders as we advance this important priority. We welcome feedback to Angela Manginelli, Vice President of Alumni & Inclusion Initiatives at