There is no “one size fits all” method to approaching a question about your gender or sexuality in Germany. Pre-departure orientations include tips for handling conversations with people who are not as accepting as you may wish. As citizen diplomats, CBYX participants are encouraged to share their personal life experiences and perspectives with their hosts. Sharing questions and concerns with your implementing organization and learning about your host community can help you consider how you want to respond to questions while you’re abroad. Ultimately, just as in the U.S., each participant will need to decide how much and at what time they are comfortable sharing information about their sexuality.