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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. Seventy percent 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.