Women & Gender

Women/Gender Issues Abroad

Cultural perceptions of men and women in society vary greatly from culture to culture. Views of gender and attitudes toward women abroad are important topics to research when deciding where to travel and study abroad. CSB/SJU encourages you to learn about the cultural differences, including norms, stereotypes and colloquialisms, in your host country, city and every subsequent place you choose to explore.

Before departing, you may want to consider these questions:

  • What types of gender roles exist in my host country?
  • What are the stereotypes that exist in the locations that I am traveling to?
  • How are women treated or viewed? How are men treated or viewed?
  • What are some expectations of the culture from both men and women in my host country?

Use these resources to get started: