Preparing LGBTQ Students for Health & Safety Abroad

Fundamentals of Advising

Course Description

Ensuring the health and safety of college students during their participation in education abroad programs is integral to their success and experience.  

This e-learning short course provides information and perspectives on how to support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer students on health and safety abroad, specifically in relation to identifying international locations and pre-departure preparation. 

Through this course, you will:

  • Gain insights about this topic from professionals who lead programs abroad from a risk management, student advising and programming, and faculty perspective, as well as through student testimonials from members of the LGBTQ community. 
  • Learn how self-reflection can be a powerful tool for advising LGBTQ students’ decisions to study abroad
  • Gain perspectives by listening to case studies that may prompt further reflection on this topic
  • Receive resources in relation to this topic 

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

Ben Chamberlain
Ben Chamberlain
International Risk and Security Officer, The University of South Florida

About the instructor

Ben Chamberlain, MSW is the International Risk and Security Officer for The University of South Florida, as well as the Title IX Liaison for USF World. He monitors world events on behalf of USF and serves USF as a 24/7 responder for travel incidents abroad. He is certified in USF’s Safe Zone training and MSU’s QuILL: Queer Inclusive Learning and Leading. He is a member of his local LGBTA Democratic Caucus. His background includes work with runaway, homeless and other youth at risk. Preferred Pronouns: He/Him/His 

René Sánchez
René Sánchez
Assistant Director of Education Abroad Office for The University of South Florida World

About the instructor

René Sánchez, M.Ed. is the Assistant Director of Education Abroad Office for The University of South Florida World. Rene supervises the office and serves as an advisor to students attending education programs abroad. Preferred Pronouns: He/Him/His

Chris Haynes
Chris Haynes
Supervisor Gateway Office, The University of South Florida World

About the instructor

Chris Haynes, Supervisor Gateway Office, USF World.  Chris is a Diversity Abroad Task Force Member.  He provides pre-departure advice and support to student travelers, and organizes the GloBull Ambassador Program. Preferred Pronouns: He/Him/His

What's included?

1 Video
1 Text

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