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Culture and Travel Resources




Diverse Populations

  • Access International Education offers resources for underrepresented groups in international education from the University of Pittsburgh's University Center for International Studies.
  •  Allabroad.us is a site for students and parents aiming to answer questions about study abroad, with a special focus on diversity.
  • Diversity Abroad seeks to increase minority students' participation in study abroad through resources, networking, scholarships and other information.
  • Journeywoman offers information, articles, and links for women traveling abroad.
  • Mobility International USA is a non-profit organization that works to empower people with disabilities around the world through international exchange, technical assistance, and training to ensure the inclusion of people with disabilities in international exchange and development programs.
  • The Project for Learning Abroad, Training and Outreach (PLATO) of the Center for Global Education provides resources to support typically underrepresented students.
  • NAFSA's Rainbow Special Interest Group presents information for LGBT students interested in international exchange and foreign travel, including first-hand student perspectives.
  • The article Study Abroad Safety Tips for Female Students, by Sara E. Savage, offers tips specific to women travelers. 
  • The U.S. Department of State's website includes specific information for Women and LGBT travelers.

Print Resources

  • Communicating with Strangers: An Introduction to Intercultural Communication by William B. Gudykunst and Young Yun Kim
  • American Cultural Patterns: A Cross-Cultural Perspective by Edward C. Stewart and Milton J. Bennett (Chapters 4 and 5, especially)
  • Survival Kit for Overseas Living by Robert Kohls
  • Trans-Cultural Study Guide by Grey Bryan, Ken Darrow, Dan Morrow & Brad Palmquist