Study abroad can be an amazing and sometimes life changing experience. But just like life in general, you may encounter some discrimination on your travels. For some students when they study abroad it will be the first time they will be in the position of being a minority.
Although you will be a minority in your host country, you may receive additional attention depending on your background and ethnicity, which may or may not be discrimination. People might judge you based on your ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, religion, or gender. Remember, there is nowhere in the world 100% free of ignorant people. Whatever happens, don’t let the possibility of discrimination prevent you from experiencing the life changing benefits of living abroad.