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Global Perspective

Colgate is so much more than a beautiful campus; it’s a launchpad to the world.

Studying Globally

Annually, hundreds of Colgate students participate in semester-long study groups for credit, short-term extended study and language programs, faculty-led research trips, alternative breaks, volunteer and humanitarian missions, and athletic competitions that take them all over the world.  

These off-campus study opportunities are accessible to all students because financial aid awards carry over in full to any Colgate study group experience and all approved off-campus programs.

Global Core Curriculum

Our Core Curriculum is designed to build all the skills students need to be global citizens, including critical thinking, informed debate, empathy, and an understanding of cultural differences.

In 2012 Colgate even sent about 10 percent of the faculty on an academic excursion to India to explore and plan the further globalization of the curriculum.

Fellowships and Scholarships

The Office of National Fellowships and Scholarships works with students and alumni to pursue competitive opportunities such as Fulbright and Watson awards that fund academic study all over the world.

Diverse Community

Students come to Colgate from every corner of the globe. As a residential campus, students have many opportunities both inside and outside the classroom to learn more about the experiences and perspectives of their diverse peers.

Learning Language and Culture

With state-art-of-the-art technology in the W.M. Keck Center for Language Study, our students are immersing themselves in languages and cultures from all over the world, even while on campus. ABOUT THE KECK CENTER