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Gender

Hampshire College art installation made of plastic water bottles.

The social constructions of gender vary across cultural contexts. The differences in gender norms and expectations can affirm and challenge your identity abroad. When you're exploring study abroad options, it’s important to think about how gender can influence your experience. Consider these sample questions when examining programs:

Questions to Consider

  • What are the cultural and legal attitudes towards gender?  
  • What are the traditional gender roles?
  • What are the gender stereotypes?
  •  What are the experiences of the trans, non-binary, and gender non-conforming communities in my host country? How does that compare to norms in my home country?
  • Will I have to consider any challenges with travel, immigration, or documents?

Resources

Hampshire Resources

External Resources

Financial Aid and Scholarships

See Finances and Funding for information on Hampshire funding and external funding for study abroad. Specific study abroad programs can also have identity-based scholarships, such as SIT Study Abroad and IFSA. Sample options include:

 

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