Knowledge is power. We encourage you to find out as much as you can before you leave. Start by checking out these resources.

10 Reasons Why LGBTQ Students Should Study Abroad by Dominic Vendell ’09

Suggestions for LGBTQ Students Going Abroad

Annotated bibliography of print resources for LGBTQ students studying abroad. Includes general and region-specific resources. Many are available in Gould Library.

NAFSA: Association of International Educators, Rainbow SIG
Provides links to international LGBT networks, articles, and other resources for LGBT study abroad students.

ILGA is an international organization of groups to promote equal rights for GLBT populations. Country profiles and articles about legal and political GLBT events are available on this website.

Amnesty International
Amnesty follows LGBT rights in countries across the globe. Get regular updates on their website.

US State Department
Specific information for student and LGBT travelers.

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered US Peace Corps Alumni
This organization promotes Peace Corps ideals and the legal, political and social rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people around the world.

LGBT Student Guide for Study Abroad
Compiled by a University of South Florida student, this guide covers things that LGBT students should consider before going abroad. Includes country-specific resources.

The Complete Guide to Studying and Living in UK as an LGBT student

LGBT Students in Seville

IES LGBT Study Abroad

U of M LGBT Study Abroad


GLAAD Media Reference Guide – 9th Edition

Article: “Understanding gender diversity: sex and gender are not the same thing”
The Guardian’s proposed new guidelines when writing about transgender people 

Psycho-Social Support

The Trevor Project
“The Trevor Project offers accredited life-saving, life-affirming programs and services to LGBTQ youth that create safe, accepting and inclusive environments over the phone, online and through text.”

Trans Lifeline 
“Trans Lifeline is a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to the wellbeing of transgender people. We run a hotline staffed by transgender people for transgender people. Trans Lifeline volunteers are ready to respond to whatever support needs members of our community might have.”