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What does a marketing executive have to say about how to encourage students of color to go abroad? A lot!
Candace Doby didn’t begin traveling internationally until she was 27. The opportunities to do so beforehand were muddled in fear of physical harm, rejection from people at home and abroad, and fear of failure. It wasn’t until she read books, heard tales from friends, and did research that she began to recognize the value of travel. In this presentation, Candace, who has now traveled solo and accompanied to more than a dozen countries, shares her thoughts on how study abroad advisors can engage people of color to go abroad, using her own perspective as a black woman navigating race and power in this world. She shares personal travel stories and offers tips on how to support black students to identify and manage their fears about traveling abroad through a framework of courage. She also offers how travel can help one have a more global understanding of self and serve as a tool for a more robust career.
This is for
- Advisors or anyone who want to encourage diverse students to study abroad.
- Those who want an “outside” perspective on increasing diversity in education abroad
- This webinar will take place on December 5th at 12 pm (eastern). It is approximately 60 – 75 minutes long depending on discussion.
The following are from evaluations of this session from the NAFSA Region VII conference 2017:
“Wonderful session! Loved the storytelling format. It was so refreshing to hear from someone outside the field and it was a very beneficial perspective.”
“Excellent session with helpful information that we can take back to campuses.”
“Excellent presenter and information. Gave us great ideas about how to address concerns from our students.”
About Candance Doby
Candace Doby is an empowerment speaker who combines personal storytelling with life lessons and a dynamic presence to inspire youth and young adults to act courageously. Her interest in courage—its definition, features, semblances, myths and truths—led her to research and write about the virtue on her website, candacedoby.com. Travel is a prevalent theme in her stories—from exploring Ubud, Indonesia as a solo, black female traveler to touring Belize by bus, ferry, foot and pick up truck. She was an editing fellow in 2015 for Travel Noire, the popular digital platform and resource for black travelers. Candace was also a top speaker for Monster’s Making It Count Program and has spoken to over 6,000 students across the southeast on topics ranging from fundamentals of school success to resisting the urge to be average. Her recent presentation at NAFSA (Association of International Educator’s Conference – Region VII) garnered rave reviews on evuations and she was asked to have her session submitted by the region to the annual NAFSA conference. Candace received BA and MA degrees in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. At the university, she ran track, worked at the school paper, and served as a resident advisor. She is a 13-year marketing professional who has worked for some of the best advertising agencies in the country. Currently, she is a Field Marketing Strategist Manager for Chipotle Mexican Grill.
This session is presented in partnership with Diversity Abroad. We are grateful for their work in this world and their commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in global education and cultural exchange.