Attitudes toward women, and expectations of how women should look and act, vary from culture to culture. Women traveling abroad may also encounter a variety of attitudes toward American women, particularly since the way in which American women are sometimes portrayed in the media may create or reinforce stereotypes. For these reasons, it is important for women to inform themselves in advance about what to expect when travelling. Here are some ways to do that:
Other suggestions from women for women:
For more information and resources on female experiences abroad, go to the Education Abroad Office at the U-M International Center.
Last reviewed: 10/15