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GLBTQ+ Identity and International Travel

Study abroad as a member of the LGBTQ+ community presents unique opportunities and challenges. Every country has different laws, customs and beliefs about the LGBTQ+ community that will impact students experiences. In order to have a safe and positive experience abroad, it is important to research your destination in advance to understand the cultural context, laws, norms and resources for your study abroad destination. There are many great resources available to support LGBTQ+ students as they prepare to study abroad. Below are a few links to get started.

General Resources
An LGBT Student Guide to Study Abroad,

IGLA World: The International Lesbian, Gay, Bisesual, Trans and Intersex Association

IGLA Sexual Orientation Maps


United State Department of State LGBTI Travel Information  

Know Your Rights – Airport Security    

NAFSA Rainbow Scholarship

Go Abroad.Com Scholarships for LGBT Students