An essential aspect of studying away is the opportunity to learn more about your chosen host country and how identities may be understood and perceived within this new context. We encourage you to begin researching some of the challenges and opportunities you may encounter and plan ahead by identifying people and resources that can help you make the most of your experience away. The information below offers brief descriptions of identity-based topics in Abu Dhabi and the United Arab Emirates more broadly, as well as access to people, resources, and programs you can connect with before and after you get there.