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Resources for Diverse Students

Resources for LGBTQIA Students
U.S. State Department Resources for LGBTI Travelers
Information about legal documentation LGBTQIA students may need while abroad, anti-LGBTQIA laws in other countries, what to do if you run into legal trouble abroad, and links to other useful resources.
Go Abroad LGBTQI Student Guide to Study Abroad

LGBT Guide to Study Abroad is a free e-book available through the Go Abroad website. It is listed as a comprehensive resource that every LGBT student, study abroad office, program provider, and everyone in between, can utilize to make sure every LGBT student has the information they need to have a successful study abroad experience.

Diversity Abroad - LGBTQ Students Abroad Guide

Guide for LGBTQIA study abroad students including travel tips and must-ask questions.

Rainbow SIG Organization dedicated to counsel international students and study abroad students who identify as LGBTQIA. Website includes a Resource Center with lists of useful links for International Students visiting the U.S. and students studying abroad, as well as resources for professors who teach and advise LGBTQIA students. Offers the Rainbow Scholarship for LGBTQIA study abroad students.
Out Traveler Blog or magazine style website with articles on travel tips, choosing a destination, etc.
Outright Action International OutRight seeks to advance human rights and opportunities for LGBTIQ people around the world by developing partnerships at global, regional, and national levels to build capacity, document human rights violations, advocate for inclusion and equality, and hold leaders accountable for protecting the rights of LGBTIQ people. Includes up-to-date articles about international human rights issues that may affect students abroad.
ILGA World ILGA – the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association - is the world federation of national and local organisations dedicated to achieving equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) people across the globe.
IGLTA - International LGBTQ+ Travel Association Comprehensive guide to LGBTQIA travel listed country by country. Includes LGBTQ-friendly events, attractions, hotels, travel agencies, and more.
Equaldex Interactive map of the world that details legal issues related to LGBTQIA people throughout the world, i.e. same-sex marriage, same-sex contact, housing discrimination, employment discrimination, and much more.
TSA Guidelines for Transgender Passengers Outlines the TSA screening process. Explains what identification transgender passengers will need during TSA screening.
National Center for Transgender Equality Passport Guide Detailed instructions for how to update your passport to match your gender identity.
Refuge Restrooms Refuge Restrooms is a web application that seeks to provide safe restroom access for transgender, intersex, and gender nonconforming individuals. Users can search for restrooms by proximity to a search location, add new restroom listings, as well as comment and rate existing listings.
 
 
Resources for Students of Color
Diversity Abroad Diversity Abroad is the leading international organization which connects diverse students, recent graduates and young professionals with international study, intern, teach, volunteer, degree and job opportunities.
Diversity Abroad - Racial and Ethnic Minority Students Guide Guide for study abroad students of color including travel tips and must-ask questions.
Glimpse Study Abroad Acclimation Guide - Race Abroad First-hand accounts of how race played into real students' study abroad experiences as well as tips for how students of color should mentally prepare for traveling abroad.
The Hardships of European Travel for People of Color This article outlines the attitudes students of color are likely to encounter when traveling in Europe and gives context as to why Europeans may have certain opinions or assumptions about them.
Travel Noire Travel Noire calls itself "a digital media company serving millenials of the African Diaspora." Includes various articles and resources relating to traveling while black.
I'm Black & I Travel Blog-style posts with tips for black students traveling abroad.
Meaningful Travel Tips & Tales - Asian Travelers' Perspectives A free e-book with resources for study abroad students of Asian descent.
Meaningful Travel Tips & Tales - LatinX Perspectives A free e-book with resources for LatinX study abroad students.
Latinas Who Travel Blog-style posts with travel tips for Latina students. Also offers a study abroad scholarship guide for Latina students.
Travel Latina Blog-style posts with travel tips for women and gender non-binary people of the Latin American and Caribbean diaspora. Also offers a study abroad scholarship guide for Latina students.
 

Resources for Students with Disabilities

TSA Guide for Disabilities and Medical Conditions

The official TSA guide to traveling with a disability or medical condition. Tells disabled travelers what to expect while going through TSA checkpoints and gives tips on how to get through the process as smoothly as possible.
Diversity Abroad - Students With Disabilities Abroad Guide for study abroad students with disabilities, including travel tips and must-ask questions.
Master’s Degree.Net College and Graduate School Guide for Students With Disabilities
Master’s Degree.Net Guide to Studying Abroad for Students With Disabilities
Information and resources for students with disabilities, specifically geared towards graduate students.
Studying In Australia as a Disabled Student Resources and information for students with disabilities who plan to study in Australia.
Studying in the UK as a Disabled Student Resources and information for students with disabilities who plan to study in the UK.
Society for Accessible Travel and Hospitality Offers plenty of travel tips, resources, and testimonials from travelers with disabilities relating to the accessibility of their destinations.
Mobility International USA A disability-led non-profit designed to assist people with disabilities in getting the opportunity to travel abroad. Offers comprehensive resources and articles related to all manner of physical and mental disabilities, as well as resources for professors advising students with disabilities.
Disabled Travel: Tips and Advice Travelers with Disabilities Lists practical tips for travelers with disabilities and links to other useful resources.
Traveling With a Disability A comprehensive guide to traveling with a disability. Offers tips for both mental and physical disabilities, as well as resources on knowing one's rights while traveling with a disability, cost guides, travel insurance, accessibility, and much more.
WheelchairTraveling.Com Dedicated to making travel opportunities accessible for people in wheelchairs. Offers resources on accessibility, transportation, accommodation, excursions, and other tips.
WheelchairTravel.Org Provides accessibility reports for many of the world's most visited cities that include travel information on accessible public transportation, taxis, attractions, sidewalks, airports, hotels and more.
How to Travel With a Sight Impairment or Blindness Offers tips and recommendations for visually impaired travelers.
Travel Tips for People With Low Vision Basic travel tips for visually impaired students.
Deaf Travel Offers travel tips for hearing-impaired students, first-person accounts from hearing-impaired travelers, and information about using International Sign Language while abroad.
How to Travel With Hearing Impairment or Deafness Offers tips and recommendations for hearing-impaired travelers.
Hearing Like Me - Traveling With Hearing Loss Tips for traveling with hearing loss, especially in terms of transportation and accommodation.
Air Travel Tips for Autistic Passengers Outlines what autistic travelers can expect while traveling at an airport and gives tips on how to get through the process as smoothly as possible
Autistic Globetrotting Travel tips and destination reviews for autistic travelers and their families.