Online resources for LGBT students considering mobility

19 Jul 2016

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has guidance for LGBT travellers.

IES Abroad has a LGBTQ study abroad support section on their website.

Ilga (the international lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex association) produces an annual Map of World Laws (2016) – a map of LGBT laws based on Ilga’s annual world survey of Laws: criminalisation, protection and recognition of same-sex love.

Ilga also produces a Europe Rainbow Map (2016) – and a further breakdown of the legal, political and social situation in Europe for LGBT people at

The European Union’s LGBT survey looks at public perceptions and attitudes, discrimination and rights awareness of LGBT people in Europe.

The US Department of State’s annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices include information on laws and cultural attitudes towards LGBT people by country.

The Guardian has a (now slightly outdated) rainbow LGBT rights around the world wheel (Spring 2014).

NAFSA is an American website with a number of articles and advice for students and advisors covering study abroad issues including guidance for LGBT students abroad.


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