Study Abroad Guidelines
Studying abroad allows WGSS students to broaden their worldview and WGSS majors and minors have studied abroad in more than 20 countries. Taking courses in another region and country, sometimes even in another language, gives students the opportunity to compare issues of gender, sexuality, race, and class across cultures, giving them a new perspective on the field of WGSS as well as their own country of origin.
WGSS students can easily accommodate an experience abroad. Interested students should keep the following information in mind:
1. To receive WGSS credit for a class taken abroad, the course must be focused on the construction of gender and critically examine various markers of identity including but not limited to gender, race, class, sexualities, and age.
2. All WGSS majors must complete WGSS 200 (Introduction to WGSS) and WGSS 489-490 (capstone course) at the University of Richmond; this credit cannot be obtained abroad.
3. Students seeking WGSS credit abroad must speak with a WGSS Study Abroad advisor before departure to the host country and upon return in order to transfer credits.
Below is a list of programs that the WGSS Program recommends for receiving WGSS transfer credit. WGSS students are not limited to these programs and are encouraged to talk to an Office of International Education study abroad advisor to help them choose a program that fits their academic and personal interests.
Full programs in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies