NPR

Know An LGBTQ Student Itching To Study Abroad? Here Are Some Things To Think About

For queer students, the decision to go abroad can come with added questions. Without answers, some worry they may skip the experience all together — and miss out on all the benefits.
Source: LA Johnson

For Ashley Trebisacci, studying abroad was a life-changing experience. Her time at Oxford University expanded her worldview and helped her grow as a person — but more than that, she discovered her queer identity, and met the woman she now plans to marry.

We know a lot about students who study abroad: According to the Institute of International Education, in the 2015-2016 school year, 66.5 percent were women, 2.5 percent studied agriculture, 11.1 percent studied somewhere in Asia — but there's no hard data on how many identified as LGBTQ.

And for queer people, the decision to go abroad can come with

You're reading a preview, sign up to read more.

More from NPR

NPR4 min readFood & Wine
Study: Sugar Rules The World And Ruins Teeth
The authors of a new study say dental health is especially bad in low- and middle-income countries — and that Big Sugar works to make sure soda and candy aren't targeted as cavity culprits.
NPR3 min readPolitics
Director Of National Intelligence Dan Coats Appoints New Election Security Czar
Spy world veteran Shelby Pierson will attempt to centralize election security efforts across the intelligence community with soon-to-be-designated agency leads.
NPR3 min read
Bowen Yang And Matt Rogers: I Don't Think So, Honey!
Comedians and co-hosts of Las Culturistas, Bowen Yang and Matt Rogers discuss their lives before comedy and how they became friends. Then they get competitive in two games about honey and pop divas.