Study Abroad welcomes and encourages diverse students to explore studying abroad!
As you travel, you will find that attitudes toward women and underrepresented groups vary greatly among cultures. Consider that even if you are not in the minority at home, you might be a minority in a foreign culture. Educating yourself and thinking through the many scenarios you might encounter will better prepare you for your study abroad experience.
Below are some resources to help you learn about issues of diversity and inclusion and how they relate to study abroad. Please take your time and explore these resources. If you have any additional questions or concerns, please contact UALR Study Abroad to set up an advising appointment.
Safety, support and empowerment for students interested in achieving their goal to study abroad
Information, resources and support for students with disabilities interested in studying abroad
Information about using scholarships and financial aid to study abroad
Information about using your VA Benefits to study abroad
Culture, Language & Religion
Article about how studying abroad exposes students to different cultures through immersion experiences
Brochure about how cultural exchange occurs through Study Abroad
Brochure about how to make sure you stay safe while enjoying local food abroad
Overview of major world religions and faiths
Race & Ethnicity
Advice from experts on diversity abroad about African American, Asian American and other underrepresented students studying abroad
Case study of students seeking to learn about their heritage while studying abroad
Discussion on why many African American students study abroad
Discussion on why many Hispanic-American students are studying abroad
Students with Disabilities
MIUSA promotes disabilities rights and offers help and resources for students planning to study abroad
Stories from disabled travelers who studied abroad
Brochure about how students with disabilities can participate in study abroad programs
LGBTQ & Gender Identity
Get up-to-date information on country-specific notes about actual and perceived sexual orientation, and gender identity and expression.
Resources provided by the world’s leading global travel network for the LGBTQ community
Resources provided by ILGA on LGBT concerns in the European region
Resources provided by Utopia on LGBT concerns in Asian countries
Brochure from CIEE about sexual and gender expression abroad
Traveling tips and considerations for female travelers
Information on where your host country stands on gender issues, and tips for how female students can maximize their study abroad experience
Brochure about how women have successfully studied abroad all over the world