Study abroad offers a powerful personal and intellectual experience to advance your academics and build global competence, a must for citizenship and careers in the 21st century.
- Study abroad provides a unique opportunity to explore your academic interests from a new perspective.
- Living and learning in another country encourages you to engage across difference, expand your understanding of global challenges, and question your assumptions about yourself and your place in the world.
- Study abroad provides tools and experiences that equip you to confidently pursue career and life goals. In many programs, you can choose an academic course, approved for credit by Mount Holyoke, that incorporates an internship, community-based learning, or independent research.
- Effective marketing of your education abroad experience can help you stand out in a competitive job market. Many employers highly value the competencies and skills that students typically develop and sharpen through studying abroad.
Whether you are interested in language immersion, field studies, or a traditional classroom-based experience, there is a program that is right for you: Mount Holyoke students may choose from more than 150 programs in 50 countries. Watch the video for advice and inspiration from students who have studied abroad, and tap the resources of the McCulloch Center to help you chart your own path.
Diversity Resources for Study Abroad
Check out the wealth of resources for, by, and about students who are often underrepresented in study abroad (including students of color, students with disabilities, first-generation college students, LGBTQ students, students in non-traditional majors, etc.), along with resources for women travelers.
- Study Abroad Advising
Interested in study abroad but not sure where to start? Questions about how to choose a program or apply for financial aid? We are here to help! The McCulloch Center offers drop-in office hours, individual appointments, and peer advising. Spring events will be posted soon to our Calendar.
Adrienne Picciotto '16 Wins National Award!
Adrienne's film Abroad Sweet Abroad , which chronicles her reflections on her semester abroad with the IES Program in Rome in Spring 2015, earned the Innovative Student Video Award in a national competition sponsored by GoAbroad.com. Congratulations, Adrienne!
Study Abroad Evaluations are now available online.
Read students' evaluations about their study abroad experiences in this searchable on-line format (log-in to MyMountHolyoke required). For evaluations submitted prior to fall 2012, see the notebooks in the McCulloch Center Lounge, 104 Dwight.
Laurel Fellowships: Apply by March 31 for Spring 2018
Did you know that Laurel Fellowship awards (need-based financial aid) for study abroad take into account tuition, room, and board, plus the cost of airfare, books, personal expenses, and MHC's administrative fee? And that Laurel funding is available to all students who qualify? Applications for study abroad in Spring 2018 are due by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 31. Complete the Request to Study Abroad in MyMountHolyoke to apply.