Learning Abroad Center

LGBTQIA Students Abroad

Things to Consider

There are many different factors to consider when choosing a study abroad program. 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. LGBTQIA students can find resources and support for selecting a learning abroad experience that fits within academic, career, and personal plans.


Gender and Sexuality Center for Queer and Trans Life

The Gender and Sexuality Center for Queer and Trans Life at the University of Minnesota has resources, programs, advising, scholarship information, and more.  

Learning Abroad Center

This online module gives an overview of the things LGBTQIA students should consider about studying abroad.

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 LGBTQIA individuals who have studied abroad.