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Identity & Diversity Abroad

As you explore your study abroad options, you'll want to consider aspects of your identity and how these may be perceived and treated in the cultures you'll be spending time in. We encourage you to do some research into social norms, cultural mores, and local practices before your program begins. You'll want to participate as much as possible in the host culture and should be prepared for the experience, which can be both personally challenging and rewarding.

The following sections have been adapted with permission from Northwestern University Study Abroad: Identity and Diversity.

  • LGBTQ Students and Study Abroad
  • Gender Abroad
  • Behavior and Relationships Abroad
  • Sexual Harassment and Assault
  • Race and Ethnicity
  • Research
  • Identity
  • Discuss
  • Disability Abroad

Contact Information

Study Abroad
International Center

Serra Hall 201
5998 Alcalá Park
San Diego, CA 92110

Phone: (619) 260-4598
Fax: (619) 260-5924
internationalstudies@sandiego.edu

Office Hours

  • Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday - CLOSED