Study Abroad Headlines

MVPs Together Again

John Evans (left) and Aaron Thornburg during their Hornet soccer days During their K days, Aaron Thornburg ’02 and John Evans ’02 were often together. After all, both majored in psychology, and both played on the Hornet men’s soccer team, where they shared MIAA championships (three) and team MVP honors. This … Continue reading

Kalamazoo College Joins “Generation Study Abroad” Initiative

Chile x Allyson Howe 2 Kalamazoo College has joined more than 150 other U.S. colleges and universities in the Institute of International Education’s Generation Study Abroad initiative that aims to double the number of U.S. college students who study abroad by 2020. Generation Study Abroad … Continue reading

Headline and Lead Combine “Data,” “Value,” and Kalamazoo College

Associate Provost Paul Sotherland is an expert on K outcomes in the Collegiate Learning Assessment. A Wall Street Journal article (“College Uses Test Data to Show Value,” by Douglas Belkin, February 20, 2014) describes K’s efforts to measure (and market) the gains its students experience in critical thinking and problem solving skills because of the … Continue reading

Kofi Awoonor, Ghanaian Poet, Diplomat, and K Visiting Professor Killed in Nairobi Mall Attack on Sept. 21

Kofi Awoonor, in his last public appearance, a poetry master class, in Nairobi, on Sept. 20, 2013. Photograph: Storymoja Hay Festival/Msingi Sasis. Shortly after the first news reports of an attack by armed assailants on the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya on Saturday Sept. 21, Kalamazoo College administrators received word from the resident director of the K study abroad program at The … Continue reading

Second Generation Peace Corps

Anna Williams ’10 is a Peace Corps volunteer who began her two-year commitment this past June. Her title is Education Volunteer, and she will live and work in a community in the West African country of Togo to encourage critical … Continue reading

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. 85% of Kalamazoo College students participate in study abroad programs of varying lengths, academic emphasis, and locations. Kalamazoo College currently sends students to 47 programs in 25 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.