Study Abroad & Exchange

Diversity & Inclusion Abroad

Our Study Abroad & Exchange team at CSU, Chico is here to support all students throughout the duration, from initial application all the way to your return to the U.S.  As you research which location will be best for you academically and culturally, we ask that you also consider how your identity may shape your experience

Attitudes and tolerance towards persons of a different race/ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, or disability vary from country to country, just as they vary among U.S. cities and states.  Most travelers encounter no problems while overseas, but it helps to be prepared and research your destination before you go.

We strongly encourage our students to convey to their Study Abroad Advisor what they identify as.  Each of our advisors is an ally to diversity and inclusion and will assist you in conducting country and culture-specific research.  Further, our advising team will help you determine whether or not the Resident Director and host University abroad are in the Safe Zone.   As with all advising sessions, student confidentiality will be maintained at all times.  The Study Abroad & Exchange Coordinator, Ximena Ospina, is the primary advisor for all students:


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"By fighting for the rights of so many others, we realize that "gay rights are human rights, and human rights are gay rights."  Former Secretary of State Hilary Clinton – December 6, 2011