Gender

As a student who is getting ready to study abroad, it is important to consider how all aspects of your identity can affect your experience, including your gender. Each country has its own social and cultural norms that can change how you are expected to act, dress, and interact with others as a subject of your gender.

It is important for students to research and understand how their gender can affect their time abroad and prepare themselves to have the best experience possible. This page contains resources for cisgendered individuals looking to study abroad. Resources for transgender students and students outside of the gender binary can be found on our Sexuality and Gender Expression Abroad page.

Questions to consider

  • What are the gender norms in the country I am traveling to?
  • How strict are the gender roles in the country I am traveling to?
  • What are the gender stereotypes in the country I am studying in?
  • How do men treat women in the country I am studying in?
  • How do women treat men in the country I am studying in?
  • How am I expected to dress based on my gender?
  • How am I expected to behave based on my gender?
  • How is gender based violence treated in the country I am studying in?
Resources