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Forum on Education Abroad bestows honor on the late Joe Brockington, former head of international educational at Kalamazoo College

Joe Brockington 2016 Forum on Education Abroad award From The Forum on Education Abroad: The Forum on Education Abroad gave its 2016 Peter A. Wollitzer Advocacy Award to the late Joe Brockington, Ph.D., at the 12th Annual Forum Conference in Atlanta. The award was accepted on his behalf … Continue reading

K-Plan and the Peace Corps

eaceCorpsTHUMB Kalamazoo College ranks 14th among small colleges and universities nationwide in terms of the number of graduates who volunteer to serve in the Peace Corps. Since the agency was created in 1961, 288 K graduates have served overseas. Currently, nine … Continue reading

Expanding Circles

larkThumb Senior tennis player Katie Clark ’16 would be lying if she said she wasn’t nervous or scared when she decided to jump ship from Fairfax, Va., after high school and attend Kalamazoo College. But before she left, a close family … Continue reading

What is the Temple of Artemis?

Theresa Tejada Theresa Tejada ’10 won the episode of the television show JEOPARDY that aired on Tuesday, December 22. Her one-day winnings totaled $21,599. She defended her champion status, albeit unsuccessfully, the following day. Two episodes of Jeopardy seems a fitting tribute … Continue reading

K Students in France

Students at the two Kalamazoo College study abroad centers in France (Strasbourg and Clermont-Ferrand) and in other countries are reported safe. K’s Center for International Programs continues to be in contact with students and with program directors in France and … Continue reading

Study Abroad

For over fifty years, Kalamazoo College has been the gold standard in Study Abroad.

Our programs offer not so much an international "experience" as an international "immersion." Most K students study abroad for six months on average, some longer. They integrate into the local culture and language, often as part of the daily lives of a host family.

Kalamazoo offers eligible students the opportunity to challenge their assumptions about themselves and other cultures in a rigorous experiential education environment. 80% of Kalamazoo College students participate in study abroad programs of varying lengths, academic emphasis, and locations. Kalamazoo College currently sends students to 42 programs in 23 countries on 6 continents, and is ranked #18 among all US baccalaureate institutions for the number of students who study abroad.



K students not only study abroad, they also delve deeply into the local culture through Integrative Cultural Research Projects. Students select an activity that is meaningful to them and the local community. At the end of the experience, students write a reflective essay about the significance of their projects.

Please visit the Center for International Programs for information about study abroad planning, application, policies, calendars and details about Kalamazoo College-sponsored and -approved programs available to our students. Some of these programs are also open to students from other institutions wishing to study abroad.