In order to maximize your experience abroad, you should research and get to know your host country before departure. As an LGBT student there are some additional things you may want to consider as you prepare to go abroad.
If you’d like to speak with someone about your concerns, there areprofessional advisors at the OGO that have attended Safe Zone training and are capable of answering your questions. Feel free to stop at the front desk, call 740.593.4583 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an appointment. We’d be glad to talk to you!
Points to Consider When Selecting a Program
Selecting a study abroad program is an important decision. Here are some questions you should research when searching for a destination that's best for you.
Preparing to Go Abroad
Once you’ve selected a destination, here are some questions you should ask yourself before entering your host country.
Compiled from information available on the following websites: http://umabroad.umn.edu/students/glbt/consider.html
Ohio University’s LGBT Center:
The LGBT Center at Ohio University has many resources for LGBT students, as well as friendly staff members who can address your concerns.
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Center
354 Baker University Center T: (740) 593-0239 E: email@example.com
Other Places to Gather Information:
NAFSA: The Association for International Education A website dedicated entirely to LGBT students going abroad.
The International Lesbian and Gay Association: A world-wide federation that campaigns for LGBT rights on a global scale.
For a country-by-country directory of LGBTI and allied organizations, visit: http://ilga.org/countries.asp
The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission: An international human-rights organization. For country specific information and resources, visit:http://iglhrc.org/content/information-country
Don't know where to go? Check out these links to find destinations and events to help you plan your trip!
Scholarships for LGBT Students
Go tothe OGO's Funding page and check out the Wayne Hadley Scholarship Fund LGBT Travel Award under the "Administered by other Ohio University Offices" tab.
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