While LGBTQ+ life exists almost everywhere, the degree to which it is visible and to which it is supported varies. As you get to know your host culture and environment, you may find a variety of affirming individuals, organizations, and establishments. However, every place in the world has different laws, policies, and cultural attitudes regarding people who identify as or are perceived to be LGBTQ+. It is important to take all of this into account to facilitate a positive and meaningful experience abroad.
Throughout the study abroad process, we encourage you to consider the cultural and environmental aspects of your potential host country that may impact how you express your sexual orientation and gender identity abroad.