The University of Mary Washington has long demonstrated a commitment to diversity and equity that is deeply rooted in both our historic mission and philosophy of higher education. The University strives to maintain an environment free of discrimination and harassment against any person because of age, ancestry, color, disability or handicap, national origin, race, religious creed, gender, sexual orientation, or veteran status. The broad range of perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds inherent in multicultural diversity creates rich learning communities from which all students have the opportunity to benefit.
We are committed to offering education abroad experiences to all students and recognize that education abroad is not just a student-focused experience but a holistic, intercultural one. You are likely to encounter a significant range of attitudes regarding diversity issues while abroad. Understanding how these perceptions can influence your study abroad experience can go a long ways toward better understanding yourself and the new culture in which you’ll be living. Please use the buttons below to explore different topics.