If you are concerned about getting accommodations abroad for a disability, or about how your identity—your race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, sexuality—may be viewed in different countries, let Study Abroad staff and other campus units give guidance and support.
A few key points to keep in mind:
- In the case of students with disabilities, it is important to notify Study Abroad and engage campus resources as early in the process as possible so that there is time to research support options.
- As in the U.S., responses to your identity or identities can vary according to different cultural and legal contexts. It will help to educate yourself beforehand on potential challenges and how best to address them.
It is reasonable to have concerns about studying abroad—please don’t give up before exploring those concerns and learning more. Overcoming obstacles can be one of the most gratifying elements of studying abroad!
Links to UC Davis Campus resources:
- AB540 and Undocumented Student Center
- Center for African Diaspora Student Success
- Center for Chicanx and Latinx Academic Student Success
- Cross Cultural Center
- Educational Opportunity Program
- Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual Resource Center
- Native American Academic Student Success Center
- Student Disability Center
- Student Recruitment and Retention Center
- Women’s Research and Resources Center