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Laura Carroll

Study Abroad & Sustainable Tourism Expert

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Laura Carroll is a writer and international development professional based in the Washington, DC area. She has lived, worked, and studied in five different countries, as well as traveling to 20+ others. A shameless aficionado of all things medieval, she makes a habit of wandering into cathedrals wherever she goes. She also collects tea and chocolate as souvenirs from every new place she visits.

If you've done your research, looked at the options, and are still looking for the most LGBTQ-friendly campuses in the world, here's the list. These campuses offer support to LGBTQ students and exemplify the open-mindedness that all study abroad experiences should have.
As we travel this world, our actions have an impact. It's important to be "culturally sensitive" when you travel, but what does that mean? Learn more about cultural sensitivity while traveling, and how you can be a better traveler.
Studying abroad is an exciting prospect, full of adventures and new experiences. All students should keep safety issues in mind too, but as an LGBTQ student, there are some additional issues to plan ahead for. Here are tips and resources to help you have a safe study abroad...
As you choose how to spread precious vacation days, it's important to invest your time and money in tour companies whose business practices you agree with. Learn what to look for in a tour company, to choose one practicing ethical tourism.
All students wonder where to study abroad. As an LGBTQ student, there are special considerations to keep in mind. Learn the top questions you should ask before choosing a study abroad destination.
Setting out on an adventure tour is an exhilarating prospect... but wait. How can you choose from all the adventure tours available? Here are some tips to help you pick the right adventure tour for you and your travel style.
As an LGBTQ student, it's an unfortunate reality that you may need to consider if any destination where you study abroad will be welcoming and open. Here are some helpful ways to identify programs that will make you feel at home while studying abroad.
Travel has an incredible impact on the world, but did you know it can be a force for good? Here are ways your next trip can help save the world.
Volunteering with youth abroad can take a variety of forms, but it all helps to bridge cultural differences. It can also be a way to model and build peace around the world, and here are some of the ways how you can help.

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