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ERIC Number: EJ1380121
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2023-Apr
Pages: 36
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1085-4568
EISSN: EISSN-2380-8144
A Systematic Literature Review on LGBT+ U.S. Students Studying Abroad
Bingham, W. Patrick; Brunsting, Nelson C.; Katsumoto, Shinji
Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, v35 n1 p152-187 Apr 2023
Little focus has been afforded to LGBT+ students' study abroad experiences. We conducted a systematic literature search and synthesis which identified 13 articles either with a focus on or inclusion of participants who were LGBT+ studying abroad. We coded included articles' key information, including participant demographics; program duration, location, and academic focus; study methodology; and study results. The majority of studies used qualitative methods, and we note that gay and bisexual male students are severely underrepresented. Key findings also include issues of homophobia/transphobia, race and ethnicity disparities, community policing, sexual assault and rape, and methodology. We suggest that researchers on LGBT+ abroad focus on gay and bisexual male participation and focus on how queer community is formed abroad and regulated by its members. Furthermore, we recommend future research include demographic questions inclusive of LGBT+, employ more mixed methods or quantitative approaches, and measures emphasizing intercultural and academic gains for LGBT+ students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses
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Language: English
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