Education Abroad for
Sexuality, Gender, and Queer Studies Majors
Globalize Your Education
Sexuality, Gender, and Queer Studies majors are highly encouraged to study abroad. Participating in study abroad is an ideal way to add a global perspective to your Sexuality, Gender, and Queer Studies Studies major through first-hand experience living and studying in another country and culture. Studying abroad can also help accelerate learning the theory and methodology found in the Sexuality, Gender, and Queer Studies major through exposure to diverse viewpoints both inside and outside of the classroom.
Review the resources here to first help decide how an international experience can fit into your degree plan. It is important to work with your Undergraduate Advisor and an Education Abroad advisor early on in the application process to make sure that you are choosing the best program to fit your goals and meet major requirements.
Why Study Abroad?
When you step out of a familiar environment and engage with another society, where cultural, political, and academic perspectives differ from the U.S., it can greatly enhance your perspective by placing domestic issues and experiences within an international context. It helps participants negotiate differences, listen to and learn from new viewpoints, and adapt to unfamiliar situations. The changed perspective students gain from studying abroad helps make them better informed global citizens, and they are often more competitive for employment, fellowships, and graduate school.
You Can Afford to Study Abroad!
Receiving FAFSA? All subsidized & unsubsidized Stafford Loans will automatically work on your study abroad program!
Veteran? Use your Veterans Benefits to help cover the cost of your program fee!
Pell Grant Recipient? Not only can you use your Pell Grant, but you are also eligible for the Gilman Scholarship, worth up to $5,000!
Need Scholarships? The PSU Ed Abroad office offers scholarship workshops every term and has a multitude of resources online for students on a budget. Come meet with us so we can talk about awards ranging from $500 - $10,000.
I think this was the best learning experience of my life so far. Interning has been a great opportunity for my professional growth. The program staff here were beyond accommodating and kind. As a result of this experience, I grew more independent and was exposed to people from all over the world.
- Emily Doll, Sexuality, Gender and Queer Studies Minor.
Program: USAC Czech Republic: Politics, Culture and Art Studies in Prague
Which Education Abroad Programs Work Well for Sexuality, Gender, and Queer Studies Majors?
The programs listed below are recommended because they offer the largest number and range of courses relevant to Sexuality, Gender, and Queer Studies majors.
CIEE Arts and Sciences Program in Gaborone, Botswana
CIEE Arts and Sciences Program in Cape Town, South Africa
SIT Study Abroad Kenya: Global Health and Human Rights
USAC Ghana: Accra - African Studies, International Development Studies, and courses offered directly by the University of Ghana
IE3 Global Japan: Tokyo, Waseda University
IE3 Global South Korea: Seoul, Ewha Woman's University
PSU Exchange Japan: Osaka, Kansai Gaidai University
SIT Study Abroad Nepal: Development and Social Change
USAC India: Health and Society in Bangalore
USAC Thailand: Chiang Mai - Southeast Asia Culture, Politics, and Business
CIEE Open Campus Block Program in Paris
CIEE Social Sciences + Humanities Program in Amsterdam, Netherlands
IE3 Global France: Lyon
PSU Faculty-Led Germany: Berlin - Identity, Social Justice, and Nation; Germany in the New Europe
USAC Spain: Spanish Language, European and Women's/Gender Studies in Alicante
CIEE Liberal Arts Program in Buenos Aires, Argentina
IE3 Global Internships
USAC Chile: Spanish Language, Latin American, Anthropological, and International Studies in Santiago
USAC Uruguay: Montevideo - Agribusiness, Viticulture, Latin American, Gender and Spanish Language Studies
Don't see a program that works for you? Click here for the complete list of programs.
Ready to take the Next Step?
Attend an Ed Abroad 101 session to learn more about studying abroad at PSU. These are 30 minute sessions offered when classes are in session. They cover the application process and direct you to next steps.