These resources have information on the laws and social climate of the locations of our study abroad program.
- International Lesbian and Gay Association
Provides LGBTQ – relevant legal information and news reports by region and country, including an interactive map.
- International Gay and Lesbian HRC
International LGBT campaign providing information on the legal, social and political LGBTQ climate by region and country.
LGBTQ travel and culture website that compiles news reports, links, stories and photo galleries for over 190 countries. Though there are many banner ads, the combination of sources gives a broad picture of cultural attitudes towards the LGBT community in a region.
- Human Rights Watch
Compiles reports on human rights issues, including LGBT issues, for countries around the world. News resource for issues LGBTQ human rights events and stories.
- Out Traveler Magazine
A website that provides information about great LGBTQ spots all around the world
You can borrow a current LGBT travel guide from the SMCM Student Services Library
Local Laws: Illegal Relationships
- Belize – MtM and FtF
- Gambia (and Senegal) – MtM and FtF
- India – MtM and FtF
- Kenya – MtM and FtF
- Tanzania – MtM, FtF (Zanzibar only)
Types of Housing (by Country)
|Austria||Apt., Dorm, Independent|
|Costa Rica (including Nicaragua)||Homestay|
|France||Dorm, Home, Independent|
|Gambia (and Senegal)||Happy Camp Compound|
|Germany||Hostel, Apt., Dorm|
|Ireland||Apt., Dorm, Intl. House|
|Puerto Rico||Apt., Dorm|
|New Zealand||Apt., Dorm, Independent|
|Turks and Caicos Islands||Dorm|
|U.S. Virgin Islands||Apt., Dorm|