Women Travelers

Special Information for Women Travelers

When studying abroad, women often encounter “sexual hazing.”  Such hazing may be the (unfortunate) norm in the society you are about to enter, but American women are at even greater risk because of the promiscuous image created by American films and TV shows and by their lack of local knowledge.

Nancy Newport, a Peace Corps consultant, provides helpful advice on how to reduce the likelihood of such hazing, how to cope with it and how to avoid even more serious forms of harassment.  We recommend that all Bates students read her article prior to travel abroad.

  • Colorado State University has a good web site with various resources for women studying and traveling abroad.
  • RAINN provides access to an inventory of international abuse and domestic violence agencies.