For queer people, the decision to go abroad can come with some added questions: What’s the social and political climate like? Can they be out to their host family? Does the city have a queer scene? In an NPR callout to LGBTQ people who have studied or are studying abroad, the majority of respondents (110 of 186) said they received no resources or advice from their program about studying abroad as an LGBTQ person. Organizations like NAFSA Rainbow-SIG, a special interest group that offers resources for educators and LGBTQ students, including scholarships, are counseling international students in effort to make support more available.