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Education Abroad

Diversity Abroad

Students of diverse backgrounds are often concerned that study abroad is not an option for them.  They may think that, given many other countries' attitudes, the culture shock of studying abroad may be too difficult a challenge to face.  As rampant as discrimination is in our world, though, it's no secret that it plagues our own country, as well.  Staying at home does little to help address discrimination anywhere.

Consider study abroad.  An international experience allows you to gain better insight into others, learn to appreciate cultural differences, and become the person you want to be. Find more information for different backgrounds on the following pages.

LGBT students may find some cultures more accepting than Kansas, whereas others can be dangerous for free sexual or gender expression.

Students of color may find that their race or ethnicity is perceived and treated differently than here in the U.S. Exploring your identity through another culture can be a transformative experience. 

Students with disabilities may find that other countries have varying levels of accessibility, physically or psychologically, and accommodations may be different than what they're accustomed to in the U.S.

Women may face starkly different gender norms, either more egalitarian or more discriminatory, when they travel abroad.

First generation students may have hesitations about taking their studies abroad. Learn about the benefits and how to talk about it with your family. 

Military Connected Students may have different financial concerns or obligations they need to consider before participating in an Education Abroad program. Here you can review information for Veterans specifically, and all those using the GI Bill, to see how education abroad may be possible for you.