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International Education

The Center for International Education provides intercultural education experiences for undergraduate students through the following programs: Australia (Fremantle); Austria (Salzburg); Chile (Viña del Mar); China (Beibei); England (London); France (Cannes); Greco-Roman (Athens and Rome); Guatemala (Quetzaltenango);  India (Kolkata); Ireland (Galway and Cork); Japan (Tokyo); South Africa (Port Elizabeth); and Spain (Segovia). Each study abroad program is limited to approximately 20-30 participants.

In keeping with the goals of a liberal education, the colleges' international programs allow students to explore diverse manifestations of the human condition and to examine fundamental, recurring questions about themselves and the world. The emphasis is upon a disciplined and focused curriculum which is designed to take full advantage of local, regional and national opportunities at each site. Courses taught abroad are integrated fully into the common curriculum and/or departmental offerings. Each program includes a required pre-departure course that includes readings, lectures, discussions, writing assignments and audio-visual components. These on-campus classes, together with individualized academic planning and increased attention to building upon the international experience after return to campus, serve to integrate the study abroad programs into the overall curriculum.