EA Prospective Students Diversity Religion

Religion Abroad

It is important to understand your beliefs and those of your future host country to identify any opportunities or challenges that may arise while abroad. Being familiar with the world's religions and how religious diversity is defined and understood across cultures will help you have a rewarding and safe international experience.

Begin researching now by looking at the resources below or talking with international students and program alumni on campus. While abroad, you may have the opportunity to speak with friends, your host family, a conversation partner, teachers, and others who are interested in discussing religion, faith, or spirituality.

UMass Amherst Campus Resources 

Religious and Spiritual Organizations: A list of registered student organizations can be found through the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life.  

Useful Sites to Begin Your Exploration

Unpacked: A Study Abroad Guide for Students Like Me: For inclusive student blogs and stories 

Religious Diversity Abroad: Must ask questions about religion in your host country and tips about understanding religion while abroad. 

US State Department's International Religious Freedom Report: This report describes the status of religious freedom in every country. The report covers government policies violating religious belief and practices of groups, religious denominations and individuals.