Know An LGBTQ Student Itching To Study Abroad? Here Are Some Things To Think About

For queer students, the decision to go abroad can come with added questions. Without answers, some worry they may skip the experience all together — and miss out on all the benefits.
Source: LA Johnson

For Ashley Trebisacci, studying abroad was a life-changing experience. Her time at Oxford University expanded her worldview and helped her grow as a person — but more than that, she discovered her queer identity, and met the woman she now plans to marry.

We know a lot about students who study abroad: According to the Institute of International Education, in the 2015-2016 school year, 66.5 percent were women, 2.5 percent studied agriculture, 11.1 percent studied somewhere in Asia — but there's no hard data on how many identified as LGBTQ.

And for queer people, the decision to go abroad can come with

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