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Identity and Study Abroad

Hampshire College and the global education office (GEO) are committed to preparing all students to understand and participate responsibly in a complex world through on-campus, domestic, and international programs and learning experiences.

We encourage students to explore as many resources as possible when considering study abroad in order to gain a more comprehensive picture of the issues they may face in other cultures as well as the opportunities to develop deeper intercultural awareness and understanding.

The links below and to the left will provide you with some information and resources to explore different perspectives on diversity issues abroad. You may also want to consider talking to students who have studied or lived abroad, your faculty advisors, a study abroad advisor in GEO, or the administrator of the program you are considering.

General Resources

Hampshire College Office for Diversity and Multicultural Education

The office for diversity and multicultural education is responsible for the general advancement of diversity in the life of the College.

An online resource with a mission to ensure that students from diverse economic, educational, ethnic, and social backgrounds are aware of, have equal access to, and take advantage of the benefits and opportunities afforded through global education exchanges. This site includes directories of programs abroad and sources of funding, international travel articles, and discussion forums.

IFSA-Butler Unpacked: A Study Abroad Guide for Students Like Me

A resource that provides student-driven content about their experiences abroad.

IES Abroad: Country-Specific Resources

IES Abroad offers resources that include country-specific historical overviews of diversity and inclusion issues and in-country support organizations.

Annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices | U.S. Department of State

The annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices--the Human Rights Reports--cover internationally recognized individual, civil, political, and worker rights, as set forth in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international agreements.

Travelers with Special Considerations | U.S. Department of State

The U.S. Department of State's resource that offers preliminary information about navigating different identities abroad.


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Global Education Office
Hampshire College
893 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002