Studying Abroad: 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