Students who have specific religious or faith practices may experience unique opportunities and challenges while studying off campus. In many parts of the world, religion and faith play a large role in the local culture, customs, and norms. This offers students a unique opportunity to practice, explore, and experience their traditions in another context – or juxtaposed with and/or alongside other religious or faith traditions.
Do your research! How is the religious or faith tradition practiced in your host community? What does the religious or faith community look like in your host community? How visible are they? What is the dominant practice in the host community? How does the dominant practice relate to your traditions and/or observations?