Young people face various obstacles before they can travel
July 12, 2013 Study-abroad programs are more important than ever in our increasingly connected world. But many young people face barriers — financial and otherwise — to the opportunity.
"I can tell you that the majority of those who go abroad are Caucasian and affluent,” says Kristin Hayden, Founder and Executive Director of OneWorld Now!, a Seattle-based nonprofit that takes underserved youth on trips abroad, primarily to China and the Middle East.
Hayden says the disparity can often be blamed on a lack of resources — something Caracoza can relate to.