Studying Abroad: Religion

Religion and spirituality can make up an important part of your identity and values. While each country that we work with has a dominant religion that may influence their culture and social norms, students should not feel pressured to change or hide their beliefs while they are abroad; we encourage every student to express their faith or spirituality as they would at home.

We also understand that this difference in belief may affect your experience abroad and we would like our students to be as prepared as possible. Take some time to check out these resources to get started!

Questions to consider

  • Is it safe for me to openly practice my religion in the country I am studying in?
  • Is it safe to wear jewelry, clothing, or any other visible marker of my religion?
  • Is my religion common in the country I am studying in?
  • Is my religion dominant in the country I am studying in?
  • Is there a visible community of people who practice my religion in the country I am studying in?

Resources