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LGBTQIA+ Students

Join an upcoming workshop (June 2022 – May 2023) from the new UC-systemwide collaboration among the UC Study Abroad offices and UC Education Abroad Program (UCEAP): Exploring Your Identity Abroad Series

The Global Learning Hub is committed to promoting global learning opportunities for LGBTQIA+ students. Participation in global learning can be a great way to explore a passion, advance your academic/personal plans, enhance your resume, and connect with global communities. It can also be an opportunity to explore how LGBTQIA+ identities are perceived and experienced in varying or similar global learning environments.

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"Window in our AirBnb in Piano di Sorrento. At first we didn't know that this town was a bit ways out from the main city center of Sorrento but once we got there we were appreciative of the serene landscape." (Student Photo: Veronica Gutierrez)

The Global Learning Hub has partnered with the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual Resource Center to provide support and resources for LGBTQIA+ students participating in global learning opportunities.

Before you decide on a global learning opportunity, research potential challenges and consider what support is available in that global learning environment. Generally, acceptance and support of LGBTQIA+ issues is increasing in the U.S. and abroad, but intolerance still exists in laws, cultures and individuals. For a more positive and safe experience, research the following questions:

  • What is the acceptance level in the location you are interested in?
  • What are the local laws and customs regarding the LGBTQIA+ community?
  • Are there particular cultural norms or expected behaviors?
  • What resources and support are available in the location you are interested in?

The following resources can help when making decisions regarding your global learning experience:

Funding Opportunity—Global Aggies Award for LGBTQIA Rights

The Global Aggies Award for LGBTQIA+ Rights encourages and supports UC Davis student global learning and engagement regarding the issues that LGBTQIA+ communities and individuals face around the world. This award provides students with funding to learn about and advance LGBTQIA+ wellbeing and rights globally, including through international, USA-based, or virtual activity. Multiple grants awarded, ranging from $500 to $2,500.

Learn more about the Global Aggies Award for LGBTQIA+ Rights.

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