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Identity and Diversity

When considering travel to any country, travelers may want to consider aspects of their identity and how these may be perceived and treated in the local culture. We encourage travelers to do some research into social norms, cultural mores, and local practices before departure. Travelers will 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.

Northwestern University’s Gender and Sexuality Resource Center has partnered a variety of units on campus, including the Office of Global Safety and Security (OGSS), to raise awareness of, and improve the resources for, LGBTQ travelers.

The following links will direct travelers to information and resources on the Northwestern University Study Abroad Guide, intended for an audience of undergraduate study abroad travelers. However, this information can still be useful for all students, faculty, and staff traveling at any age and stage of identity development.