Monday, August 28, 2017

Going abroad is an exhilarating, affirming and transformative experience. The college emphasizes understanding the world at large and prepares students for the challenges of national and international leadership through its study abroad opportunities. Davidson students embrace education abroad in all forms – to conduct research, perform service, or complete an internship. Approximately three quarters of the student body study, travel, work, or perform service in another country.
Study abroad is an invaluable opportunity that supplements the Davidson undergraduate experience. Students have the opportunity to choose from more than 10 Davidson faculty led programs and from over 100 academic programs that are operated by third-party providers around the world. Last year, well over half of our graduating class studied abroad for a year, semester, or summer.
Travel grants provide one of Davidson's most effective internationalization tools. During the last academic year, the program awarded grants to 96 students totaling $228,250. Most of these grants go to students who design their own research projects abroad. Projects included archaeological digs in Mexico and field biology and rainforest ecology research in Australia. These kinds of projects give students the opportunity to develop the kind of independence and creativity that are hallmarks of a liberal arts education.