Diversity & Study Abroad

There are many different factors for all students to consider when choosing a study abroad program.  All students are encouraged to think seriously about program selection to ensure that academic and personal goals are met and to have a positive experience abroad.


The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University Center for Global Education Abroad is committed to providing a safe, nurturing environment for our study abroad participants.  At any point, you can find a safe space for talking about your study abroad concerns with the CGE Advisors.

General Resources:

  • Diversity Issues In Study Abroad The Diversity Issues in Study Abroad booklet is a collection of quotes by Brown University students about their experiences abroad. The quotes were gathered through a survey of study abroad students returning from either spring semester/full year 1999-2000 or fall semester 2000-2001 abroad. The survey directly addressed issues of diversity in study abroad including ethnicity, heritage, sexual orientation, religion, minority/majority issues, physical appearance, and language.
  • DiversityAbroad.com DiversityAbroad.com is an educational tool that reaches out to student populations that continue to be underrepresented in education abroad year after year. The content on DiversityAbroad.com takes students through the “who, what, when, where, why and how” of education abroad.

GLBT Identity Abroad

Students of Color Abroad

Students with Disabilities Abroad

Women/Gender Issues Abroad