Identity is composed of many facets, and your home culture plays a big role. Part of planning for study abroad is taking the time to understand the implications of being a cultural outsider in your destination. Before you decide to travel, you should think about the many things that make up your identity, and explore how you may fit in at your desired location and culture. Examining this ahead of time can help you prepare for situations that may be uncomfortable or unfamiliar, or even to steer clear of possibly dangerous situations. It can also help you find locations that may foster a deeper understanding of aspects of your identity, or to discover new sides to yourself. Please spend some time looking at these resources to help you make an informed decision about where you’ll study abroad.
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