LGBTQIA+ Students

For LGBTQIA+ students, being well informed about the culture, climate, and social norms of the country you wish to visit is a critical part of selecting your study abroad program.

The Padnos International Center supports all students in their study abroad endeavors, regardless of orientation.

We offer the following resources for LGBTQIA+ students travelling internationally. 



Transgender Students

For transgender students, being well informed about the culture, climate, and social norms of the country you wish to visit is a critical part of selecting your study abroad program. The Padnos International Center supports all students in their study abroad endeavors, regardless of their gender identity and expression. We recommend the following resources for transgender students travelling internationally. 

 

Passport Information for Gender Transitioning Students

 

TSA: Transgender Travelers

This site provides information on how to make the process through TSA easier and less complicated for TG individuals.

 

Trans-equality

This site gives information on the entire travel process from what to bring to what to expect to how to report misconduct if you encounter any.

 


GVSU study abroad advisers are able to offer insight or recommend resources to learn more about the attitudes toward LGBTQI+ individuals in your potential study abroad location. Concerns about your sexual orientation or gender identity should not be a barrier to studying abroad.

Please feel free to contact study abroad adviser Meaghann Myers-Smith to discuss identity concerns. 



Page last modified November 19, 2018