Education for global citizenship and careers

Broaden Your Perspective: Core Programs

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International Internships & Research

From Monrovia to Mumbai to Managua, funded mentored summer projects enrich your path at Mount Holyoke — and your career prospects. Take advantage of the McCulloch Center’s broad, carefully cultivated global network of internship and research opportunities in 20+ countries across the globe.

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Study Abroad

Studying abroad offers some of the most profound experiences of your life. You’ll gain new perspectives, knowledge and skills to navigate and succeed in today's interconnected world. Choose from more than 150 programs in 50 countries.

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International Students

From arrival to graduation, we connect international students with the support and resources they need to thrive and become active engaged members of the Mount Holyoke community.

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Global Curriculum

At Mount Holyoke College, we prepare students to contribute to positive change in today’s global environment. Our Global Challenges conferences, Carol Hoffmann Collins Global Scholars-in-Residence, and many courses analyze real-world problems and solutions.

Important Dates

In the face of rising nationalism and prejudice, we reaffirm our core values of international education.
Read our statement of core values
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Global Learning Experiences in the Classroom

Read what students are saying about their global learning experiences abroad and in the classroom.
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Global Partners Program

Connects new international students with students returning from interning and studying abroad to make the transition to MHC easier and culturally rich.
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An Alumna Remembers

Dr. Luitgard Knoll ’52 discusses some of her favorite memories of Mount Holyoke and what it meant for her to receive a global education.

Aspiring MHC Peacebuilder Gets Front Row Seat

In her pursuit of peace studies, Julia (Juli) Kellerbauer has thrown herself into nearly every global learning opportunity.
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A Mount Holyoke Senior Sharpens Her Craft

Miralva Gusmao was looking to hone her writing skills through an internship someplace altogether different from her Brazilian upbringing and her life here.
Christina Elder, Neuroscience Major

Learning Abroad, Becoming Intrepid

Christina Elder ’18 began with a study abroad experience in New Zealand and then returned to that country for an internship studying addiction science.

Our Mission

The McCulloch Center for Global Initiatives empowers students to thrive in the diverse and interconnected world of the 21st century. We create and foster educational programming to cultivate knowledgeable leaders and responsible citizens of the global community. The exceptional international diversity of our community offers a powerful context for building global competence.