Core Values of an International Education

Mount Holyoke’s mission is “to prepare students for lives of thoughtful, effective, and purposeful engagement in the world.” In the face of rising nationalism and prejudice in this country and elsewhere, we reaffirm our commitment to uphold the core values of international education.

  • We unequivocally reject any categorization of groups based on their national origin or religion, and will stand up for any member of our community who is singled out in this way.

  • We fully support all students irrespective of differences.

  • We wholeheartedly embrace the College’s exceptional international diversity, which offers widespread and important opportunities to engage across difference on an individual basis and thus to learn to appreciate differences, become more open to new ways of thinking, and develop a greater sense of shared humanity.
Tess Tuitoek ’21 brought her menstrual health and hygiene project to her ancestral village in Kenya.