The U.S. Department of State (DoS) offers advice on women’s safety. Please review this information and discuss any concerns with the MIT office organizing your trip abroad.
International SOS (ISOS) also provides travel and safety tips for women and is available to help educate travelers on specific destinations before departure and while overseas. Please contact International SOS to speak with a travel security professional.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and other individuals traveling outside the United States may encounter legal and cultural challenges, as well as potential personal safety risks. In many locations around the world, laws, social norms, and attitudes present increased risk to LGBTQ+ travelers. To understand those risks, we strongly encourage you to research the laws and attitudes of the countries you plan to visit:
You can also reach out to members of the MIT community from the countries you plan to visit and by contacting LBGTQ@MIT.