Traveling as a female-identified student can pose unique opportunities and challenges. There are many religious and cultural differences that can impact women while traveling or studying off campus. Please use the links and websites below to assist in preparing for your time off campus.
Research your destination. Know what to expect in terms of religious or cultural traditions and gender norms for the host community. What are the cultural norms in terms of dating, sex, friendships, etc.? Speak with local women or those who have traveled to the host community before – what are their insights, advice, and/or recommendations?