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  • 5 Study Abroad Destinations Every African American Student Should Consider

    Studying abroad is a major decision. There are many factors to consider, such as safety, programs of study, and historical and cultural interests. Those concerns are even more nuanced for students of…

  • Gaining Independence

    Our Diversity Abroad alumni have been able to prepare, engage, and reflect on their international experiences. Upon their return we asked them questions for them to share how they did all of the abov…

  • Diversity Abroad Passport Tour - What's it all about?

    Each year, Diversity Abroad embarks on the Passport Tour to visit a set of campuses across the United States. It is our way of bringing our resources directly to YOU - the students. Find out all that…

  • Women in France

    While France is a relatively safe destination for women, the country does lag behind others in regards to representation in the workforce and wages. France has a reputation of progressive views of fe…

  • Religious & Spiritual Students in France

    While France has a strong Roman Catholic background, the French Revolution included a push to “dechristianize” France, and set the foundation for the separation of church and state. In 1905, France p…

  • Students with Disabilities in France

    A French law passed in 1991 requires that new buildings with public or community spaces are accessible for people with disabilities. However, there are many existing buildings and transportation syst…

  • Tips for LGBTQ Students in France

    In general, France is considered to be tolerant and to uphold LGBTQ rights. Paris is known for being historically friendly to the LGBTQ community, and there are several gay districts in the city. Mar…

  • Potential Considerations for Students of Color

    Many of the French do not consider their country to be racist. Several U.S. travelers noted that French citizens believe that they do not have the same problems as the United States when it comes to …

  • Women in Botswana

    Today, almost all households in Botswana are headed by women. Yet, gender inequality still persists where some local men may not address women directly but rather speak or direct questions to men tra…

  • Religious Students in Botswana

    The constitution provides for freedom of religion, with certain exceptions, and protection against governmental discrimination on the basis of creed. Most Batswana are Christians of one form or anoth…

  • LGBTQIA+ Students in Botswana

    Homosexual behavior is considered an "unnatural tendency" and can be punished with up to seven years of imprisonment. Although homosexual acts remain illegal, prosecution is rare and identifying as L…

  • Students with Disabilities in Botswana

    The governmental law prohibits discrimination against persons with disabilities in several sectors including education, employment, access, and accommodations. The government not only provides progra…

  • Students on a Budget in Botswana

    You don’t have to break the bank to have an enjoyable and memorable experience in Botswana! Saving up for your trip ahead of time, making a budget and planning your must-see and do’s can be essential…

  • Students of Color in Botswana

    Generally American students of color abroad, may be assumed to be nationals of other countries due to their skin color. Something that is important is to assess the difference between curiosity and d…

  • Women in the UAE

    Although the UAE is more progressive than other Middle Eastern and Muslim countries, women do not share the same rights as men. Also, sexual violence and domestic abuse is a significant issue. In fac…

  • Religious Students in the UAE

    The official religion of the United Arab Emirates is Islam, so those students who are practicing Muslims should have no problem finding a place of worship. While individuals are free to worship as th…

  • LGBTQIA+ Students in the UAE

    UAE law outlaws same sex relationships and sexual activities, and the law has no specific language protecting LGBTQIA+ persons from discrimination or hate crimes. Penalties for homosexual activities …

  • Students with Disabilities in the UAE

    The law prohibits discrimination on the basis of disabilities. However, the UAE government has not effectively enforced the law and disabled persons find it more difficult to find employment, and acc…

  • Students on a Budget in the UAE

    You don’t have to break the bank to have an enjoyable and memorable experience in the UAE! Saving up for your trip ahead of time, making a budget and planning your must-see and do’s can be essential …

  • Students of Color in the UAE

    As a student of color you will more than likely be one of the few minority members within your program. Although the UAE is diverse and immensely cosmopolitan in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, you may still en…

  • Women in Jordan

    Women traveling alone in Jordan have become much more common in recent years. While it may no longer be a spectacle to see a woman by herself, it may attract less attention to travel in a group with …

  • Religious Students in Jordan

    Jordan is a Muslim majority country with a Christian minority of 6%, that mainly lives in the Jordan Valley and the capital, Amman. When many think of the Middle East, or an Arabic speaking country, …

  • LGBTQIA+ Students in Jordan

    Like in every country, Jordan has legal and unspoken, social rules governing public displays of affection and sexuality. PDA is frowned upon for heterosexual people, and the standard similarly applie…

  • Students with Disabilities in Jordan

    Students with disabilities studying abroad in Jordan will face a special set of challenges. In Jordan, as in other parts of the world, people may have a narrow pool of reference when addressing issue…

  • Students on a Budget in Jordan

    You don’t have to break the bank to have an enjoyable and memorable experience in Jordan! Saving up for your trip ahead of time, making a budget and planning your must-see and do’s can be essential t…