Diversity Abroad

National and cultural groups around the world differ in their views on issues of diversity, such as race and ethnicity, gender equality, religious freedom, and disability.  Students who will belong to a minority or disadvantaged population in their study abroad destination may find that perceptions and reactions to their identity are different abroad than in the US. Learning as much as possible about your host country's views on issues of diversity makes for a safer and more enriching education abroad experience.

Race and Ethnicity

All Abroad http://allabroad.us/
Diversity Abroad http://www.diversityabroad.com/
PLATO Project http://www.globaled.us/plato/diversity.html

Women 

Abroad http://www.diversityabroad.com/guides/diversity-inclusion/women-abroad
Her Own Way http://travel.gc.ca/travelling/publications/her-own-way
U.S. Department of State http://studentsabroad.state.gov/smarttravel/forwomentravelers.php

LGBT

Diversity Abroad http://www.diversityabroad.com/guides/diversity-inclusion/sexual-orientation-abroad
International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex Association http://ilga.org/
NAFSA: Association for International Educators http://www.rainbowsig.org/
U.S. Department of State http://studentsabroad.state.gov/smarttravel/forlgbttravelers.php
U.S. passport information for transgender individuals http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/passports/information/gender.html

Religion

Diversity Abroad http://www.diversityabroad.com/guides/diversity-inclusion/religious-diversity-abroad
U.S. Department of State http://www.state.gov/j/drl/rls/irf/

Disability

Diversity Abroad http://diversityabroad.com/guides/diversity-inclusion/student-with-disabilities-abroad
Mobility International http://www.miusa.org/
U.S. Department of State http://studentsabroad.state.gov/smarttravel/disabilities.php

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