Meredith College’s Office of International Programs (OIP) is committed to providing safe, enriching, and inclusive study abroad experiences for all students.

On the pages below, you will find resources designed to help students prepare for study abroad based on their intersecting identities. Visit each page to explore the OIP’s advice, questions to consider as you’re preparing to study abroad, and links to online resources that can get you started on your journey.

The OIP encourages all study abroad students to read each page, regardless of whether you hold that identity or not. Doing so will help you gain empathy for and understanding of the potential challenges and joys your peers may encounter and will help you contribute to an inclusive environment on your Meredith Abroad or affiliate program. Please remember that these web pages and resources are just a starting point and are not meant to be exhaustive; the OIP suggests you also conduct your own research to find additional resources during your pre-departure preparations.

Find a resource you think we should add or want to share feedback on these pages? Please feel free to connect with the OIP at

First Generation Students​

Heritage Seekers​

LGBTQIA+ Students

Military-Connected Students​

Race and Ethnicity

Student Athletes

Wings or Nontraditional Students


International Students Studying Abroad​

Mental Health and Self-Care

Mobility, Accessibility, & Neurodiversity

Religious and Spiritual Identity​

Undocumented Students