LGBT Support in Study Abroad

Identifying as LGBT is a consideration if you’re planning to study abroad.

Do you know about the attitudes towards and rights of the LGBT community in your study abroad destination? In some countries there is great openness and acceptance with regard to sexual orientation and gender identity. However, there are many that may discriminate, persecute and criminalize.  In extreme and few cases, same sex acts may be illegal in certain countries, and may carry severe legal consequences.

For your particular destination, it is important that you explore and investigate legal, cultural, and social attitudes toward the local LGBT community. For your own safety, make sure you know exactly what to expect and how you plan to adapt to your new environment.

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