Diversity while Abroad

Students are often concerned about how they will be perceived in their host country.  Sometimes students have the experience of being in the minority for the first time.  Others are concerned that their race, sexual orientation, language, ethnicity, religion, gender, etc. will impact their experience.  Below you will find resources to help navigate and learn more.

Another resource is your peers – talk to Brown students who are from the country or have studied abroad there. Of course should you ever have concern for your safety, you should contact your resident director and on-site staff immediately.

Diversity Issues

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered Travelers

  • NAFSA's Rainbow Special Interest Group offers information and resources for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered study abroad students run by an interest group from the national professional association for international education.
  • International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission is a US-based non-profit, non-governmental organization (NGO), IGLHRC effects their mission through advocacy, documentation, coalition building, public education, and technical assistance.

Women Travelers

  • Her Own Way
    This publication is filled with practical tips specifically of interest to the female traveler. (from the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade)
  • Journey Woman
    Travel tips geared toward women, including everything from personal travel stories to what to wear.