Additional Resources

Colleges of the Fenway Contact

Contact information for the COF Global Education Opportunities Center and the COF schools’ Study Abroad Council members, please visit the following page.

For students who are not part of the Colleges of the Fenway, you are welcome to contact us for more information, or reach out to your home campus Study Abroad Advisor.

Web Resources

ILGA.org The International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association provides extensive information on LGBTQ rights for each specific country.

Country Reports on Human Rights Practices  This resource from the U.S. Department of State provides information on Human Rights for every country and includes a section on sexual orientation and gender identity.

travel.state.gov This government resource provides important current information about each country and/or region. The sections often include information on the status of LGBTQ people in country.

LGBT Student Guide for Education Abroad  This document outlines the legal and cultural climate of over two-dozen countries as it relates to the LGTBQ community.

Recommended Reading

The Damron Mens Travel Guide (2013) has over 12,000 listings of gay-friendly establishments around the world, including: the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Costa Rica, the Caribbean, South America, Europe and Asia.

Gay Travel A to Z: The World of Gay and Lesbian Travel Options at your Fingertips (2001) is a guide to LGBTQ travel options.

Frommer’s Gay and Lesbian Europe, Third Edition (2003) gives tips on the LGBTQ community in various locations and practical information on hotels, dining and attractions.

Additional reading can be found on Indiana University’s Overseas Study Page.

Cited Sources:

This guide was developed through the generous support of a NAFSA Region XI mini grant and the collaboration of the Colleges of the Fenway Study Abroad Council. The material in this guide was adapted from resources from several institutions and other online resources.

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University of Wisconsin, Madison, LGBT Students (n.d.) Retrieved December 16, 2014.

Credits:

– COF Study Abroad Council members

– Neal Desrochers, Resource Guide Videographer

– Jeremy Dupont, Resource Guide Graphic Designer

– Theresa Hughes, Resource Guide Graphic/UX Designer