Talk to your Study Abroad Advisor about potential destinations you are considering. You are encouraged to self-disclose any questions/concerns/opportunities important to you so that our office can advise you of international experiences that best meet your needs.
How Do I Know If Where I Am Traveling Is Safe?
Read important country information on travel.state.gov and the website of the U.S. embassy or consulate where you will be traveling. Find information specific to LGBTI travelers in the Special Laws & Circumstances section and HIV/AIDS entry restrictions in the Entry, Exit & Visa Requirements section. Be aware that while most countries around the world are supportive of the LGBTQ community, some countries are not welcoming towards or accepting of LGBTQ people so it is important to figure out where your potential host country falls on that specturm.
If you are interested in connecting with the LGBTQ community in your host location, research your prospective host university or school for student clubs, on-campus offices, etc. that serve the LGBTQ community.
Determine whether the program you are interested in offers pre-departure information and/or on-site support that is specific to your needs.
Always research current events and news for the region where you will be traveling.
What Are The LGBTQ Laws Abroad?
The nearest U.S. embassy or consulate may be able to help if you run into problems overseas, especially if you feel you cannot approach local police or have had difficulties already.
Note: Information above provided byhttps://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/go/lgbt.html