Global Education Is in Our Fabric
Global competence is a prerequisite for citizenship and successful careers in the twenty-first century. Students need to be able to communicate across different cultural frames of references and understand the challenges of globalization from a comparative perspective. Global learning at Mount Holyoke encourages students to C H A N G E.
While other institutions talk of going global, Mount Holyoke has long set the standard. MHC students experience the world in countless ways, both inside and outside the classroom. Our rich curricular offerings on global issues, the exceptional international diversity of our community, and broad possibilities for study, internships and research abroad provide plentiful opportunities for students to become globally competent.
To recognize the work that Mount Holyoke has accomplished in this arena, NAFSA awarded the College the prestigious Senator Paul Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization.
International diversity has always been the hallmark of Mount Holyoke. The first international student came to campus in 1839, two years after the College's founding.