Study abroad gives Gettysburg College students a global education

Nationally, only about two percent of all undergraduates study overseas, but at Gettysburg College, that figure is a whopping 50 percent.

Nearly 90 programs help prepare students for today’s global workforce, offering enough geographic and academic variety to tempt even the most reluctant armchair traveler, from music in Austria and student teaching in London to computer science in Hungary and gender and the environment in Mexico.

And there are plenty of opportunities for service to others. Shaina Wright ’08 volunteered in a South African health clinic, and Stephanie Bonnes ’08 taught English to refugee women in
Cairo.

Meanwhile, back on campus, the College has introduced a new multidisciplinary major, globalization studies, which examines different geographic regions through integrated perspectives from the humanities, arts, social sciences, and natural sciences.

The winter issue of Gettysburg, the College’s magazine, profiles how off-campus studies help students gain A Global Education.

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Founded in 1832, Gettysburg College is a highly selective four-year residential college of liberal arts and sciences with a strong academic tradition. Alumni include Rhodes Scholars, a Nobel laureate, and other distinguished scholars. The college enrolls 2,600 undergraduate students and is located on a 200-acre campus adjacent to the Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania.

Posted: Fri, 9 May 2008


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