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  • Religious & Spiritual Students in Mexico

    The traditional and religious majority in Mexico ascribe to Catholicism - Mexico boasts the second-largest Catholic population in the world and the city of Cholula has 365 churches, either one for ea…

  • LGBTQIA+ Students in Mexico

    Mexico has made significant strides for LGBTQIA+ rights in its history. Homosexuality was decriminalized in 1871, a full 132 years before the U.S. Same-sex marriage is allowed in Mexico City and 12 s…

  • Students on a Budget in Mexico

    You don’t have to break the bank to have an enjoyable and memorable experience in Mexico! Many museums in Mexico have student discounts, even free entrance. This is a great way to take advantage of a…

  • Students with Disabilities in Mexico

    Mexico has generally become more concerned with accommodating visitors with special needs. Today, most attractions and facilities across the country will be able to accommodate visitors with disabili…

  • Students of Color in France

    Many of the French do not consider their country to be racist. Several U.S. travelers noted that French citizens believe that they do not have the same problems as the United States when it comes to …

  • Students with Disabilities in France

    A French law passed in 1991 requires that new buildings with public or community spaces are accessible for people with disabilities.

  • LGBTQ Students in France

    In general, France is considered to be tolerant and to uphold LGBTQ rights. Paris is known for being historically friendly to the LGBTQ community, and there are several gay districts in the city.

  • Students on a Budget in France

    You don’t have to break the bank to have an enjoyable and memorable experience in France! Saving up for your trip ahead of time, making a budget and planning your must-see and do’s can be essential t…

  • Women in France

    While France is a relatively safe destination for women, the country does lag behind others in regards to representation in the workforce and wages. France has a reputation of progressive views of fe…

  • Religious & Spiritual Students in France

    While France has a strong Roman Catholic background, the French Revolution included a push to “dechristianize” France, and set the foundation for the separation of church and state. In 1905, France p…

  • Students of Color in Mexico

    Mexico is a very racially mixed country with the majority of the population being mestizo, a mix of Spanish and Amerindian ancestry. Ever since the Spanish conquest, race relations have had a long an…

  • Reflecting on Diversity Close to Home

    I began this essay thinking about what Diversity Abroad means to me. Although that topic is important, I believe that before I could think about that, I had to first think about why diversity is impo…

  • Learning about African Legislative Systems from My La-Z-Boy

    Similarly to most people, COVID-19 changed the trajectory of my summer plans. My initial program was supposed to be a study of communal agricultural practices and legislation in Morocco, it got cance…

  • Inspiration, Advice and Takeaways for Studying Abroad in China

    Our Diversity Abroad alumni have been able to prepare, engage, and reflect on their international experiences. Upon their return we asked them questions for them to share how they did all of the abov…

  • Students with Disabilities in China

    In China, as in other parts of the world, there are often prejudicial attitudes towards individuals with various physical, emotional or learning challenges. Due to these beliefs, inadequate medical c…

  • Women Students in China

    China is still in many ways a very patriarchal society and significant misogyny exists in professional and academic settings. More than 90% of female graduates have encountered gender discrimination …

  • LGBTQ Students in China

    In general, while China may not explicitly oppose LGBTQ identities, the country socially holds prejudice and stigma toward these groups. These beliefs lie largely among the older generation and conse…

  • Religious & Spiritual Students in China

    Although most Chinese do not practice a religion, the majority of religious Chinese are either Buddhists or Confucianists. Northwest China, is home to a Muslim minority and a number of Islamic mosque…

  • Students of Color in Spain

    Spain’s government has taken a closer look at the issue of ethnic discrimination in recent years. Despite unsavory reports on the pitch, the government under President Zapatero has focused on integra…

  • Religious & Spiritual Students in Spain

    Christianity, specifically Roman Catholicism, is the primary religion in Spain. Christian students will have no problem finding faith communities. Students that practice Islam will find a growing num…

  • LGBTQ Students in Spain

    Although Spain has a very religious and Roman Catholic history, it is considered one of the most LGBTQ-friendly countries in the world. Same-sex couples have had the right to marry and adopt for over…

  • Women Students in Spain

    Gendered and sexual violence is generally low in Spain. And although the government effectively enforces laws against assault, domestic violence, and workplace discrimination we can still see some so…

  • Students on a Budget in Spain

    You don’t have to break the bank to have an enjoyable and memorable experience in Spain! Saving up for your trip ahead of time, making a budget and planning your must-see and do’s can be essential to…

  • Students with Disabilities in Spain

    Generally, Spain is very accessible with streets, public transportation, facilities and other infrastructure suited to meet the needs of those with limited physical ability. Instances of discriminati…

  • Is it Safe to Study Abroad? | Abroad360° Workshop

    On April 22nd Diversity Abroad's Student Success team hosted an online discussion on a questions many students and families have, 'Is it Safe to Study Abroad?'