Gettysburg ranked 2nd in the nation for semester-long study abroad experiences

Gettysburg College ranks second in the nation and is the top liberal arts college in Pennsylvania for mid-length study abroad experiences, according to the 2016 Open Doors Report on International Education Exchange released yesterday by The Institute of International Education (IIE). 

Recognizing the value of preparing tomorrow’s global leaders, Gettysburg College provides opportunities for students to study around the world. Studying abroad is an integral part of the Gettysburg College academic experience, embodying the curricular goals of engaged learning and global citizenship.

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Three out of five Gettysburg students spend at least one semester abroad. In addition to taking coursework, many students conduct field research, work as interns, live with local residents, and study languages ranging from Arabic to Zulu. Extended experiences provide opportunities for deeper understanding and reflection.

“At Gettysburg College, we believe that global study opportunities should be accessible to everyone. In collaboration with our academic departments, we focus on offering semester-length programs that allow students to fully engage with their host country, and ultimately make ties between their global experience and their on-campus learning,” said Dean for Global Initiatives Rebecca Bergren.

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“Our top ranking not only represents a significant number of Gettysburgians who study globally for a semester, but it also reflects participation by students from every major on campus, who are studying in programs in 37 countries on six continents.”

In addition to providing global opportunities abroad, the College also continues to focus on diversity and inclusivity on campus. Students come from over 38 different countries across the world.

Learn more about Gettysburg College’s Center for Global Education.