Dickinson has been educating and inspiring global leaders since 1783.
OUR APPROACH INFUSES INTERCULTURAL AND GLOBAL EXPERIENCES AND LEARNING INTO EVERY CORNER OF CAMPUS, AND WE EXTEND THOSE ELEMENTS INTO OUR 16 DICKINSON-IN PROGRAMS ABROAD.
Dickinson offers semester and year-long study-abroad options in over 30 countries, including Dickinson-run global programs in 15 countries and over 30 partner programs. Students also participate in short-term, faculty-led programs such as summer programs or Global Mosaics and Globally Integrated which are connected to semester long courses. With Dickinson students hailing from over 45 countries and international students making up 11% of the student body, it is common to hear multiple languages spoken around campus. Our globally focused curriculum is enhanced outside the classroom with the presence of numerous international clubs and organizations infusing a global perspective into everything we do and throughout our community. Dickinson is committed to building just, inclusive, and sustainable communities on campus, in Carlisle and around the globe.
Don't just take our word for it. Dickinson is the only institution to win the NAFSA Paul Simon Comprehensive Internationalization Award twice (2003 & 2019) and was awarded the Forum on Education Abroad 2022 Award for Advancing the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals through Education Abroad.
More than50Study-Abroad Optionson every inhabited continent on Earth
No. 5in the nation for long-term study abroad(Open Doors Report, Institute of International Education)
63%of Dickinsonians study abroad(compared to 10% nationally)including44% of science majors60% of student-athletes59% of students of color
We offer GLOBAL PROGRAMS in 15 countries, established and entirely run by Dickinson, led by our faculty members, and located outside of major tourist centers to ensure our students have the most useful and immersive experience possible.
Dickinson is nationally ranked and internationally recognized as a leader in global education and TOP 10 FULBRIGHT-producing liberal-arts college.
Recipient of NAFSA’s 2019 Senator Paul Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization. Dickinson is the only college to win the award twice!
Dickinsonians Engage the World
98% of Dickinsonians are employed, completing an internship, attending graduate school or pursuing a fellowship one year after graduation.
90% of Dickinsonians volunteer in their communities.
95% contribute to nonprofit organizations
82% of graduates are active voters (50% higher than the national average)
Dickinson is a No. 8 Peace Corps top college in the small schools category (2016)
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. Following a lengthy review, The Forum on Education Abroad noted that Dickinson’s Center for Global Study & Engagement is to be congratulated on its ongoing efforts to not only implement current best practices but also to look ahead and maintain its valuable model in light of future trends.