The UNH Global Education office believes that there is value in studying abroad or studying away for students of all identities. We are committed to offering accessible experiences to UNH students of all backgrounds and we place a high priority on supporting students who have been traditionally underrepresented in education abroad.
You may find that cultures vary widely in terms of how different identities are defined and understood, including nationality; race and ethnicity; religion; gender; sexual orientation; disability; and socioeconomic diversity.
We offer the following resources to help you plan and prepare for your education abroad experience.
All Identities: Diversity & Inclusion Resources
- Research countries on Diversity Abroad’s Destination Guides: “Diversity and Inclusion Climate” section for any country.
- U.S. State Department’s Country Information pages where there are dedication sections that talk about the diversity and the inclusiveness of each country.
- IES Student Diversity & Access
Race/Ethnicity (Black, Latinx, AAPI, Native American)
- GoAbroad’s Black student travel guide
- Study Abroad Tips for Black students as heritage seekers
- Study Abroad for Hispanic and Latinx Students
- Latinx Success Abroad
- Asian American/Pacific Islander Students Abroad
- IES Abroad Blog: AAPI Heritage Month
- Native American Students Abroad
- Indigenous Students Abroad
- U.S. State Dept. Travel Tips for Women: general tips for women travelers along with contact information for sexual assault
- Her Own Way-a Woman’s Safe Travel Guide: tips and advice for women travelers from the Canadian Government
- Sexual Harassment and Prevention in College Students Studying Abroad: an article by Nancy Newport, psychotherapist and consultant to the Peace Corps since 1992 for the SAFETI Clearinghouse of the Center for Global Education
- Solo Woman Traveler Guide: links to essays from fellow women travelers, compiled by Transitions Abroad
- Wanderlust and Lipstick: the leading women-focused travel site, providing tips, reviews, information, and inspiration written by women for women
- International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA)
- A trans* guide for staying safe while traveling
- CISabroad Support for LGBTQIA-Identified Students
- IES LGBTQ+ & Ally Resources
- Know An LGBTQ Student Itching To Study Abroad? Here Are Some Things To Think About
- NAFSA Rainbow Special Interest Group
- Outright Action International
- Six Students Share Their LGBTQ+ Study Abroad Experience
First Generation Students
- Diversity Abroad, First Generation Students
- IFSA, Interviews with First Gen Students Abroad
- IES Student Voices: First Gen Students Abroad
- US Dept of Homeland Security: Can International Students in the United States study abroad?
- Can I study abroad while abroad?
Religion & Spirituality
- US State Department's International Religious Freedom Report: This report describes the status of religious freedom in every country. The report covers government policies violating religious belief and practices of groups, religious denominations, and individuals.
- Religious Diversity Abroad: Must-ask questions about religion in your host country and tips about understanding religion while abroad
Students with Disabilities
- Mobility International USA: works to empower people with disabilities to achieve their human rights through international exchange and international development
- Study Abroad Guide for Students with Disabilities
- National Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange (NCDE
- A World Awaits You - Students with Disabilities Studying Abroad: US college and university students with disabilities who have successfully studied abroad in other countries and the strategies that were influential in their success
- Planes, Trains, and Canes
ROTC, Veterans, and Military connected students
- Helping Military Veterans Study Abroad
- Guide to Veteran and ROTC Study Abroad Opportunities
- How to Study Abroad as a Veteran
- 60 Seconds On Study Abroad - Athletes Abroad
- Common Myths About Studying Abroad as a Student Athlete