Diversity & Study AbroadAttitudes toward women and underrepresented groups vary greatly among cultures. Consider that even if you are not in the minority at home, you might be in your host culture.
Educating yourself and thinking through the many scenarios you might encounter will better prepare you to deal with life abroad.
The following websites are helpful references:
Websites for women traveling abroad:
Journey Women On-line Magazine
Safety Issues for Women Traveling Abroad
University of Michigan International Center
Also refer to the OSA Student Handbook "Tips for Women Travelers" (page 21)
Websites for underrepresented students traveling abroad
(including students of color, disabled students, and gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgendered students):
Northwestern University-Safety and Study Abroad: LGBT
Rainbow SIG: Lesbigay community and international travel
SAFETI Clearinghouse Online Newsletter
If you are interested in learning more about study abroad experiences as a student of color abroad, consider reading Alexzia Plummer_Both Feet essay.