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Note that some programs may offer coursework addressing Queer issues, while others may specifically offer Queer friendly housing options or other student services’ support.
Drop-in hours: UCSC Programs abroad will be having peer-advisor drop- in advising hours at the Cantu on a weekly basis.
Fall 2014 hours are on Tuesdays, 1-3 pm Queers Abroad Workshops: UCSC Programs Abroad Advisors present study abroad options for Queer students periodically during the academic year.
The workshops include a panel of Queer identified study abroad returnees who discuss their personal experiences abroad.
The UCSC Programs Abroad Office and staff work hard to make sure students are in queer supportive countries and homes.
UCSC Programs Abroad advisors are able to offer insight or recommend resources to learn more about the attitudes toward Queer individuals in your potential study abroad location.
Concerns about your sexual orientation or gender identity should not be a barrier to studying abroad.
UCSC Programs Abroad encourages students to consider all program options and its staff will take the lead in addressing any concerns related to identity with the programs’ staff.
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