Chartered just days after the signing of the Treaty of Paris, Dickinson was established at the very moment when the United States entered the international community. Global Study and Engagement have been cornerstones of the Dickinson experience ever since.  The college has been recognized repeatedly for its excellence in these areas:

NAFSA: Association of International Educators profiled Dickinson as one of the six most internationalized campuses in country in its inaugural publication on excellence in comprehensive internationalization.

U.S. News & World Report ranked Dickinson fifth in the nation for international education in the 2003 edition of America's Best Colleges.

The American Council on Education selected Dickinson as one of only eight schools to participate in ACE's study of best practices in international education.

Dickinson serves as the home of the Forum on Education Abroad, a non-profit national membership organization recognized by the U.S. government as the only official Standards Development Organization for the field of education abroad.