From Egypt to England, Gettysburg College offers semester and year-long programs in more than 100 countries around the world. Imagine learning music theory and history in the classical music mecca of Vienna. Exploring contemporary conflicts and civil society with the Balkans as your backdrop. Spending a semester in Mexico taking intensive Spanish language and culture classes.
With a diversity of destinations, no wonder 50 percent of Gettysburg students study abroad during college - an extraordinary participation rate that reflects the school's belief in off-campus studies as an essential part of the degree, not an add-on.
"It's really important to us that our students get a greater sense of their place in the world, and we believe the best way to do that is to get out and explore it," says Rebecca Bergren, Director of Off-Campus Studies at Gettysburg.
"It's not so much where students go that transforms them," she adds, "it's what happens when they're there."