Study Abroad

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

Best Study Abroad Programs -- U.S. News and World Report
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 2020 we were ranked one of the best colleges for study abroad.

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

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Why study abroad?

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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.

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 include:

  • studying media, arts, and contemporary popular culture in Japan;
  • sharpening language skills in countries such as Spain, France, Costa Rica, or Ecuador;
  • studying urbanization, gender, race, and identity in South Africa;
  • and many others!

Photos of students abroadHow 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 become a Fulbright finalist. In fact, Goucher set a record for having four Fulbright finalists selected for the 2017-18 academic year, and, as a result, Goucher was named a Fulbright U.S. Student Program Top Producing Institution for 2017-18. (Read more about the 2017-18 Goucher Fulbright finalists.) 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, and includes a group of more than 2,000 Americans who study, conduct research, and teach abroad. 


Photos of students abroadHow 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. 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.

 

Study Abroad Programs