No matter who you are or where you study abroad, it's important to understand how your expression of your gender and sexuality may impact your experience overseas. Cultures around the world can vary greatly in their perspectives, norms, and opinions relating to the complex gender and sexual identities of American study abroad participants.
The Study Abroad Office (SAO) supports the study abroad goals of all Pitt students and, as such, aims to provide advising tailored to the needs of individual students. SAO staff can provide guidance based on a combination of their own study abroad experiences as well as the experiences of current study abroad participants.
Also, for more general information, please explore the following links:
- NAFSA Rainbow SIG - Resources for GLBT students
- NAFSA Rainbow SIG: SIGnals Newsletter
- International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC)
- University of South Florida (USF) Education Abroad LGBT Student Guide
Brown University's Diversity Issues in Study Abroad Handbook- A collection of quotes by Brown university students about diversity issues that they encountered while abroad, including ethnicity, heritage, sexual orientation, religion, minority/majority issues, physical appearance and language.
- 9 Major Life Lessons I Learned Studying Abroad as an LGBT
- 16 Famous LGBT Folks Who Studied Abroad
- Being Gay and Overseas
GLBTQ students in particular may wish to contact Ben Pilcher (firstname.lastname@example.org), SAO advisor and trained member of Pitt's Allies Network.