Advising LGBTQ Students for Education Abroad

Fundamentals of Advising

Course Description

Are you prepared to advise LGBTQ students about opportunities to study, intern, and learn abroad in countries that are not only safe, welcoming and inclusive but where they can truly be themselves?

This e-learning short course provides terminology related to LGBTQ social identities, tips for holistic advising and pre-departure considerations for LGBTQ students considering study abroad, as well as resources to support this population. 

Through this course, you will:

  • Demonstrate awareness of foundational terminology related to LGTBQ social identity
  • Articulate your advising philosophy 
  • Understand a holistic advising process with an emphasis on pre-departure considerations for LGBTQ students considering study abroad
  • Explore the top reasons LGBTQ students may benefit from study abroad
  • Identify resources related to advising LGBTQ students for study abroad
  • Create actionable next steps for incorporating this information in your practice


Please note that all Diversity Abroad Short Courses are available for 7 days after purchase. Check out our Frequently Asked Questions for additional information.

Lesile Jo Shelton
Lesile Jo Shelton
Clinical Assistant Professor of Higher Education at the University of Arkansas

About the instructor

Leslie Jo (LJ) Shelton is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Higher Education at the University of Arkansas and the HIED M.Ed. program coordinator. Dr. Shelton’s current work explores the learning and development of college students in the United States, with a focus on understanding and improving the experiences of minoritized students in higher education, exploring the learning outcomes of HESA graduate preparation programs, and engaging in the scholarship of teaching and learning. Dr. Shelton completed a PhD in Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education at Michigan State University, a Masters of Education in College Student Personnel, and a bachelor’s degree in Sociology/Criminology with a Women’s Studies Certificate from Ohio University. 

What's included?

1 Video
1 Text
1 PDF
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