GLBT Students Abroad

Things to Consider

There are many different factors for all students to think about when choosing a study abroad program. All students are encouraged to think seriously about program selection to ensure that academic and personal goals are met and to have a positive experience abroad. Below are some potential special issues for GLBT individuals.

GLBT individuals can find resources and support for selecting a learning abroad experience that fits within academic, career, and personal plans.


GLBTA Programs Office

The GLBTA Programs Office at the University of Minnesota has resources, programs, advising, scholarship information and more.  Visit the GLBTA International Resources page to find out about GLBT communities around the world and international perspectives on GLBTA identities.

Learning Abroad Resource Center

Visit the Resource Center to browse special resources for the GLBT community and allies. We have guides geared towards GLBT travel in our travel library, binders on gender abroad, bibliographies, and articles that specifically address considerations for GLBT identities.

This online module gives an overview of the things GLBT students should consider in relation to studying abroad.

Learning Abroad GLBTA Network

The Learning Abroad GLBTA Network is a group of students, both past and future, who are interested in international GLBTA issues and experiences.

NAFSA's Rainbow Special Interest Group

This comprehensive website is run by a special interest group of the national professional association for international education, NAFSA. Read about things to consider, special scholarships, and firsthand accounts from GLBT individuals who have studied abroad.

Diversity Issues Survey

When you return from your learning abroad experience, fill out the Diversity Issues Survey. It is designed to illuminate issues that are directly related to diverse students studying abroad. This way more can understand the particular challenges and benefits of studying abroad.