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:
- Safety Tips: Center for Global Education resources and information about general safety.
- Women Travel Portal from Transitions Abroad: A listing of articles, women-only travel tours, books and websites.
- Women Abroad: An excellent resource from the University of Michigan which includes: safety tips, scholarships, and a bibliography.
- U Go Gurl: Resource for Black/African American Women.
- Women Going Abroad: Diversity Abroad explores traditional gender roles and attitudes toward woman around the globe.
- Women Travelers: The U.S. State Department provides information, tips and what to expects as a woman traveling abroad.
- Women’s Travel Guide: A safe-travel guide for women traveling abroad.
- Title IX Policies for CSB/SJU students