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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.

Recommended Programs

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

Eligibility: Junior, Senior, Graduate/Law
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Language of Instruction: English
Locations:
Lancaster, United Kingdom (Europe)
Eligibility: Junior, Senior, Graduate/Law
Minimum GPA: 2.75
Language of Instruction:
Locations:
Sydney, Australia (Australia/Pacific Islands)
Eligibility: Sophomore, Junior, Senior
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Language of Instruction: English
Locations:
(Various), (Various) (Africa)
Accra, Ghana (Africa)
Arusha, Tanzania (Africa)
Cape Town, South Africa (Africa)
Dakar, Senegal (Africa)
Dschang, Cameroon (Africa)
Durban, South Africa (Africa)
Fort Dauphin, Madagascar (Africa)
Kampala, Uganda (Africa)
Kigali, Rwanda (Africa)
Kisumu, Kenya (Africa)
Port Elizabeth, South Africa (Africa)
Stone Town, Tanzania (Africa)
Tunis, Tunisia (Africa)
Eligibility: Sophomore, Junior, Senior
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Language of Instruction: English
Locations:
Geneva, Switzerland (Europe)
Eligibility: Junior, Senior
Minimum GPA: 3.2
Language of Instruction: English
Locations:
Bristol, United Kingdom (Europe)
Eligibility: Sophomore, Junior, Senior
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Language of Instruction: English
Locations:
Melbourne, Australia (Australia/Pacific Islands)
Eligibility: Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Graduate/Law
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Language of Instruction: English
Locations:
Bridgetown, Barbados (Caribbean)
Kingston, Jamaica (Caribbean)
Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago (Caribbean)
Eligibility: Junior, Senior, Graduate/Law
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Language of Instruction: English
Locations:
Uppsala, Sweden (Europe)

WGSS Study Abroad Advisor

Contact Dr. Sara Pappas for advising specifically related to study abroad.

Contact Us

Office of International Education
Carole Weinstein International Center
Suite 103
Phone: (804) 289-8836
studyabroad@richmond.edu