Being Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or Transgendered Abroad

Depending on your sexual orientation you may be granted different privileges or encounter different challenges abroad than at home. Since many ideas we have about sexual orientation and sexuality are culturally-based, students need to be aware of how this will affect their relationships with host nationals, cultural adjustment and reentry, and the overall study abroad experience. These tips from an LGBT student who studied abroad are very useful:


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