Study Abroad Headlines
Kofi Awoonor, Ghanaian Poet, Diplomat, and K Visiting Professor Killed in Nairobi Mall Attack on Sept. 21Shortly 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
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.
More InformationCenter for International Programs Web site
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