In keeping with Gettysburg College's mission to foster global thinking and to instill a compassionate respect for others and for our world, the Office of Off-Campus Studies encourages all members of our academic community to become citizens of the world. We work toward this goal in the following ways:
We develop, oversee, and maintain comprehensive international and domestic off-campus programs and partnerships. In cooperation with our academic departments and programs, Centers, and Institutes, we encourage our students to understand the importance of culture, religion, ethnicity, and the histories of many different peoples;
We serve as advocate and catalyst for global education by promoting the study of language and culture and by supporting global dimensions in our curricular and co-curricular programs;
We help our students and faculty prepare for and engage in varied global experiences, and integrate them into their lives at Gettysburg College, and beyond. Our ultimate goal is to educate our students in such a way that they become sensitive leaders in our changing world.