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They’re Everywhere!

elseyDonk “It was during spring break of this year that I understood what made Kalamazoo College truly unique.” So spoke newly-minted alumnus Vageesha Liyana-Gunawardana ’15 during his Baccalaureate address this past June. “I was in Colorado visiting a friend whom I … Continue reading

WE Instead of THEY

oeBrockingtonthumb Joe Brockington, Ph.D., associate provost for international programs at Kalamazoo College, died on August 10, 2015. In addition to his post in the Center for International Programs, Brockington also served as professor of German language and literature. [NOTE: The memorial … Continue reading

Kalamazoo College alumni Annie Gough ’15 and Eric Silverstein ’14 selected as Challenge Detroit Fellows

Annie Gough ''15 Kalamazoo College alumni, Annie Gough ’15 and Eric Silverstein ’14 have been selected as two of 30 Fellows to participate in Challenge Detroit, an urban revitalization program focused on attracting and retaining talent in Detroit in an effort to spur revitalization. Gough and Silverstein were chosen … Continue reading

Amanda Johnson ’17 Earns Boren Scholarship to Study in China during 2015-16 Academic Year

Amanda Johnson ''''17 earns 2015-16 Boren Scholarship to study Chinese language in China. Kalamazoo College sophomore Amanda Johnson ’17 has received a David L. Boren Scholarship to study in China during the 2015-2016 academic year. The $20,000 award will allow her to study Chinese in Beijing and Harbin. Boren Scholarships are funded by … Continue reading

Senior Honored in Speech Contest

ageeshaThumb Vageesha Liyana-Gunawardana ’15 won the Special Prize in the annual Michigan Japanese Speech Contest, held at the Japanese Consulate in Detroit. Vageesha’s speech was titled “The Policeman I Met That Day Does Not Know My Name.” According to his Japanese … 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.

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.