As the leading organization advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in global education, Diversity Abroad will host its first Global Inclusion Regional Summit in Spring 2024. The goal of the Regional Summit is to convene educators and practitioners to advance equity and inclusion in international education and exchange more broadly. Diversity Abroad has hosted workshops and trainings around the world for over a decade, and the Global Inclusion Regional Summit 2024 (GIRS) will expand these efforts with a multi-day event taking place in London, United Kingdom from March 13-15, 2024.

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Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Check in for the Regional Summit.
This panel brings together a panel of students from U.S. Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and UK students to share their unique insights on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) in the context of the United Kingdom. As international educators strive to cultivate inclusive global programming, understanding diverse perspectives on EDI is crucial. The students will discuss their experiences navigating cultural nuances and varying DEI frameworks in the UK and Europe. This session aims to empower educators with practical knowledge to better support students from diverse backgrounds, fostering a more inclusive and enriching international education environment. Join us as we explore the intersection of HBCU student perspectives and the evolving landscape of EDI in the global education arena.
Join our host, London Metropolitan University, during the opening plenary to network and connect with colleagues.


Thursday, March 14, 2024

Check in for the Regional Summit.
Join our panel of leaders and practitioners to discuss strategies fostering diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) in international educational across Europe. Panelists will share examples of how cross-cultural collaboration, curriculum design, and community engagement can drive change and offer a platform to exchange insights, inspire action, and cultivate inclusive practices.
Join our sponsors in an evening of networking and connecting.
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Grab your lunch and connect with new colleagues.
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The language around equity, diversity, and inclusion have changed significantly over the last decade, and how the terms are used in the United States compared to Europe can look different. The panel will discuss key distinctions between EDI efforts in the European context and what they would like their U.S. counterparts to understand about the similarities, differences, and nuances related to efforts to incorporate EDI into international education in Europe.


Friday, March 15, 2024

Discuss contemporary topics related to DEIJB in the European context over breakfast.
Meet with our exhibitors and learn more about their programs and opportunities.
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International education is not immune from the effects of complex identity-based geopolitical issues and conflicts. Panelists will discuss the challenges and opportunities in navigating such complexities, offering tools to manage complex conversations in today's geopolitically charged environment.
Join us for a farewell toast in celebration of a successful conference. The farewell toast is included in full-access registration.
Schedule subject to change.

Diversity Abroad is excited to host its inaugural Global Inclusion Regional Summit (GIRS), a multi-day event taking place in London, United Kingdom at London Metropolitan University from March 13-15, 2024.

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