Our research project focuses specifically on queer international students and the links below are specific to this population, with a focus on programs in the United States. In addition to the sources listed below, there are several other excellent websites that discuss the LGBT community worldwide, and we recommend visiting these sites for more information, resources, and support: The Trevor Project, ILGA, and NAFSA: Association Of International Educators – Rainbow Special Interest Group.


Organization for Refuge, Asylum, and Migration (ORAM)Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Gender Expression:
Essential Terminology for the Humanitarian Sector
(available in English, French, Turkish, Farsi, and Arabic)


Middlebury Institute of International Studies (MIIS) LibraryLGBTQIA+ Guide (includes books, encyclopedias, handbooks, academic journals, and more)

Videos and Articles


Infographic for Improving LGBTQIA+ Students’ Experiences in International Education, created by Marissa Ruhno and submitted to IIE’s Opening Minds blog
Sites DOT MiddleburyThe Middlebury site network.