Study Abroad

We believe in a global perspective. We are 100% study abroad.

At Goucher College, we believe that, no matter who you are or what you want to do in life, the global community of the 21st century demands that you have an international perspective.

This is the reason why, in the fall of 2006, we became the first liberal arts college in the nation to require all of our undergraduates to study abroad at least once before graduation, and in 2019 we were ranked the best college for study abroad

Why study abroad? Simply put, it’s your chance to make a valuable connection between the classroom and real-world experience. Along the way, you get to explore different approaches of thinking, communicating, working, learning, and living.

Our focused study abroad programs are designed to complement the Goucher College academic mission and overall experience. Opportunities range from:

  • Interning with the British Parliament;
  • Sharpening language skills in Spain;
  • Studying urbanization, gender, race and identity in South Africa;
  • And so many more!

Do you love to discover new places? Meet new people? Listen to new beats? 

So do we, which is why at Goucher College we want to encourage students to widen their perspective by living and studying outside of the U.S. Browse the world map in our virtual tour to discover the many locations our students study abroad. Please note that this is only a sampling of the many places you could go through Goucher.

Virtual Tour


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    Molly Margulies '10 talks about her Study Abroad experience in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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    Hannah Rose '12 talks about her Study Abroad experience in China.

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    Masuma Islam '14 talks about her Study Abroad experience in Costa Rica.

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    Chris Riley '14 talks about his study abroad experience teaching in South Africa.

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    Carol Mach Barreto Pino '14 tells her story about her Study Abroad experiences in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.

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How can your study abroad experience have an impact after graduation?

Study abroad can greatly influence your post-graduation opportunities. You can volunteer through the Peace Corps program, complete a graduate school degree in another country, or you can be a Fulbright finalist. In fact, Goucher set a record for having four Fulbright finalists selected for the 2017-2018 academic year, and as a result, Goucher is a Fulbright U.S. Student Program Top Producing Institution for 2017-2018. You can read more about the Goucher Fulbright finalists here. The Fulbright program is the flagship international student program sponsored by the U.S. State Department. The program recognizes scholars for their academic, professional, and leadership success. The four Goucher students are part of a group of more than 1,900 U.S. citizens who will study, conduct research, and teach abroad next year.

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How did Goucher get to be the top college for study abroad?

Let’s face it, if we’re going to require that all undergraduates study abroad during their college career, then we better know what we’re doing. The Goucher staff and faculty make sure students and parents know what to expect, from the moment they start planning and preparing to go. After actually studying abroad, students can then learn about other international opportunities.

By studying abroad, choosing three-week intensive courses led by Goucher faculty or semester programs suited to their academic plans, Goucher students gain a global perspective that enhances their course of study.