Sexual Orientation & Education Abroad
In order to have a rewarding and safe experience, it is important to be aware of the cultural, legal, and social issues regarding sexual identity and how they could affect interactions with people in your host country. Our staff will work with you to identify programs and locations to fit your needs and help prepare you for your international experience.
Diversity Issues in Study Abroad
Quotes & stories from Brown University students about their experiences abroad.
Gay & Lesbian Travel & Resource Guide
A city-by-city guide to resources and places of interest for both residents and travelers.
GLBT @ Colorado State University
CSU's On-Campus resource for GLBT students.
International Lesbian and Gay Association
A worldwide federation of national and local groups dedicated to achieving equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered individuals everywhere. The site offers a country-by-country world survey of the legal position of GLBT individuals. Keep in mind that not all countries offer a safe environment for openly gay people.
International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission
A US-based non-profit, non-governmental organization (NGO), IGLHRC effects their mission through advocacy, documentation, coalition building, public education, and technical assistance.
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender US Peace Corps Alumni
Seeks to promote Peace Corps ideals and the legal, political, and social rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people around the world.
NAFSA Rainbow Special Interest Group (SIG)
Extensive information for gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgendered students interested in education abroad programs, including a comprehensive list of related links and bibliography; if you only have to time for one Web site, this is the one.
Follow this link to the Rainbow SIG Fall 2013 newsletter that includes a student story on coming out to your host family, and a story on volunteering abroad as a LGBT traveler.
AIDS & Study Abroad - by Rainbow SIG
Tips for Preparing to go Abroad
Tips on things to consider before going abroad and when returning to the U.S. Created by Michigan State University's Study Abroad Programs.
World Legal Survey
Resources compiled by the International Lesbian & Gay Association (ILGA) providing background information regarding legal practices in countries around the globe.