Diversity, equality, and inclusion are values that are given importance and emphasis in schools. And in this era where disturbances are all over, it is good that diversity, equality, and inclusivity are inculcated very early to the young minds of students. These values are being demonstrated and taught by academic institutions to their students through departments, associations, clubs, projects, policies that encourage all students regardless of their ethnicity, culture, and background.
Diversity, equality, and inclusion truly matter. These are all very important, especially for international students. Moving away from home and living in like an entirely different world is hard enough for international students to survive. The sense of belonging in the academic environment helps international students cope up more easily in the new “world” that they are into.
Students studying abroad are exposed to diverse cultural perspectives. It is a good training ground for students as diversity is also an important aspect in the workplace. Studying abroad prepares students to survive in an unpredictable and challenging business environment. These perspectives actually drive creativity and innovation. Such perspectives trigger out-of-the-box thinking. In a recent study from Forbes, it was concluded that “the best way to ensure the development of new ideas is through a diverse and inclusive workforce.”