Diversity and Identity Abroad

Being YOU Abroad

Preparing to study abroad includes reflection on your various roles and identities as a person and as a traveler.  Take time to learn about the host country and city where you will study abroad, including how various parts of your identity may be perceived in this new cultural context.  Resources such as blog posts from Creighton University students can support you in your exploration.  

Consider the identities below, even if you do not hold all of them, so that you may navigate how aspects of your identity and your friends' identities might be perceived and received abroad.

Accessibility & Mental Health

[Physical disabilities, mental health accommodations, learning accommodations]

First Generation Students

[First in the family to attend college]

Heritage Seekers

[Students seeking to connect with their family or ancestral home country or cultural community]

High Financial Need

[Students with limited financial means]


[Students who identify as a member of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, pansexual, transgender, genderqueer, queer, intersex, asexual, and ally community]

Military Status (Including Veterans and ROTC)

[Students who are affiliated whose families are affiliated with the U.S. military or ROTC]

Race & Ethnicity

[A student's racial identity, ethnic or ancestral identity, and how these identities impact a student's experience while abroad]

Religion & Spirituality

[Students' religious and spiritual lives are important both at home and while abroad]

Student Athletes

[Students who are part of University sports teams have opportunities to study abroad]