Diversity travel brochure March 2014


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Diversity travel brochure March 2014

  1. 1. UCSF LGBT RESOURCE CENTER Studying and Working Abroad ADDITIONAL CAMPUS RESOURCES UCSF Student Health and Counseling Faculty Staff Assistance Program Global Research Hub https://studenthealth.ucsf.edu/ http://ucsfhr.ucsf.edu/index.php/assist/ http://globalresearchhub.ucsf.edu/contact-us Risk Management and Insurance Services LGBT Resource Center Office of Diversity & Outreach http://www.rmis.ucsf.edu/ http://lgbt.ucsf.edu http://diversity.ucsf.edu MISSION STATEMENT The LGBT Resource Center at UCSF, a division of the Office of Diversity and Outreach, provides information, education, support, and advocacy services to our campus community. We work toward creating and maintaining a safe, inclusive, and equitable environment for LGBTQQI students, staff, faculty, post-docs, residents, fellows, alumni and patients. The Center aims to sustain visibility and a sense of community throughout the campus and medical center. We are committed to building workplace equity, promoting student and staff leadership, and providing high quality, culturally sensitive care to our patients. Improving health and reducing inequities worldwide LGBT RESOURCE CENTER/ OFFICE OF DIVERSITY & OUTREACH 3333 California Street, Suite S-16 San Francisco, CA 94143-1249 415-476-7700 Ext 7 Fax: 415-476-6299 Email: lgbt@ucsf.edu Improving health and reducing inequities worldwide
  2. 2. STUDYING AND WORKING ABROAD Many students, staff, faculty, and trainees regard working and studying abroad as one of the most rewarding experiences of their professional careers. However, there is great variance in cultural attitudes towards people who are LGBT, or perceived to be LGBT. In collaboration with UCSF Global Health Sciences, The LGBT Resource Center provides this guide with web links to help you navigate through the process. As each individual’s needs are unique, we encourage you to talk to your school, department, or program regarding specific policies related to international travel. As we know, attitudes toward lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender issues vary from country to country, and even within the United States. Because of this, it is important to be aware of the issues related to sexuality and gender in other countries. Take the time to learn: -Support resources and emergency contacts in your host country, as well as support back at home. -Current laws of the host country and how this may impact “coming out”. -Local attitudes toward Americans, tourists, sexual orientations and gender identities. -Gender roles and social expectations in the host country. How may this impact my gender identity/ expression? All traveler’s on behalf of UCSF should register for the free travel health insurance and extraction service, providing 24 hour access to help worldwide. http://globalresearchhub.ucsf.edu/uc-travel-insurance Content for this brochure adapted from UCLA, UCR, Carleton College, Ithaca College, MIchigan State University, and NAFSA. Thank you to our partners at UCSF Global Health Sciences for the additional links and content on this brochure. UNIVERSITY RELATED LINKS: GLOBAL RESEARCH HUB This link, created by CTSI and maintained by Global Health Sciences, is the most comprehensive campus resource for international travel. Within it, you will find important links that guide you through the before, during, and after-process of traveling abroad. http://globalresearchhub.ucsf.edu WORLD CUE PRE-PLANNING TRAVEL LINK This link is a UCOP funded resource that provides current travel precautions for all locations worldwide- including LGBT specific issues. You must log in to MyAccess with your University account information, under Search, type “Pre-Trip Planning”, click on link and enter “University of California, San Francisco.” http:// myaccess.ucsf.edu UCSF TRAVEL HEALTH AND SAFETY GROUP Faculty and Staff who convene quarterly to ensure the safety of our researchers, staff, and the people they work with. http://globalresearch.ucsf.edu/travel-health-safety.html UCSF STUDENT HEALTH AND COUNSELING TRAVELER’S HEALTH https:// studenthealth.ucsf.edu/healthcare-services/traveler-s-health EDUCATION ABROAD PROGRAM FROM UC OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT http://www.eap.ucop.edu/Diversity/Pages/LGBTQ.aspx UC TRAVELER INSURANCE COVERAGE http://www.ucop.edu/risk-services/lossprevention-control/travel-assistance/index.html ADDITIONAL LGBT TRAVEL LINKS: INTERNATIONAL LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, TRANSGENDER AND INTERSEX ASSOCIATION http://ilga.org/ CULTURE CROSSING http://culturecrossing.net GLOBAL GAYZ www.globalgayz.com NAFSA: ASSOCIATION OF INTERNATIONAL EDUCATORS/RAINBOW SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP http://overseas.iu.edu/lesbigay/student.htm STUDY ABROAD FOR GAY, LESBIAN, BISEXUAL, TRANSGENDER STUDENTS http://studyabroad.isp.msu.edu/forms/glbt.html NATIONAL CENTER FOR TRANSGENDER EQUALITY http://transequality.org/ Issues/travel.html