LGBTQIA+ Students

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, queer, intersex, asexual, pansexual, and allies (LGBTQIA+) students should expect to face many of the challenges typical of their heterosexual peers. In fact, some study abroad advisors have noted that LGBTQIA+ students are better-equipped to deal with common cultural barriers abroad because they may already be familiar with the role of "minority" or "outsider". Levels of tolerance, acceptance, and support for LGBTQIA+ individuals vary greatly from culture to culture. LGBTQIA+ students will find their experiences more successful if they prepare themselves by becoming educated on the legal and cultural issues facing LGBTQIA+ people in their host culture. Follow these links to educate yourself about LGBTQIA+ issues abroad: