Dickinson College has operated its own global study and research centers since 1965. These centers immerse students in the study of foreign language and foster a deeper understanding of the political, social, cultural and economic histories of the countries and regions where they are located. They form a worldwide network of living laboratories from which students can trace the causes and consequences of global forces, examine differing policy responses to global change and assess and learn from successes and failures. 

The Dickinson difference offers 50+ years of global programming internships and guided research opportunities while Dickinson staff and faculty provide local comprehensive onsite academic, intercultural and administrative support.

The Dickinson Experience


  • Commitment to building resilience, intercultural learning and intensive immersion
  • A student-centered liberal-arts education in a dynamic global setting
  • Programs offer the opportunity to do intensive language study and integrate into a local university

“The Dickinson in Russia program was an amazing experience, culturally and intellectually. It’s a well-organized and well-executed program that allowed me and the other students studying in Moscow to get as much out of the experience as possible.”

—Dickinson program participant



“My year in Bremen was challenging, but entirely rewarding and worthwhile. Taking classes at the university in Bremen showed me a new side of higher education, improved my language and communication skills as well as my confidence. Living in a city was also a new and exciting opportunity.” 

—Phoebe Allebach ’17 (German)

Partner institutions supporting Dickinson study abroad programs

The following institutions approve our programs and/or have sent their students on Dickinson study abroad programs: 

  • Allegheny College 
  • Barnard College 
  • Boston College 
  • Bowdoin College 
  • Bryn Mawr College 
  • Bucknell University 
  • Claremont McKenna College 
  • Fordham University 
  • Franklin & Marshall College 
  • George Washington University 
  • Georgetown University 
  • Grinnell College 
  • Hood College 
  • Kenyon College 
  • Knox College 
  • Lafayette College 
  • Macalester College 
  • Middlebury College 
  • Oberlin College 
  • Sarah Lawrence College 
  • Scripps College 
  • Shepherd University 
  • Skidmore College 
  • Swarthmore College 
  • Trinity College 
  • Tufts University 
  • University of Miami 
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Washington University 
  • Wesleyan University 
  • Westminster College 
  • The College of Wooster 
Getting Started

Planning to study abroad? After speaking with your study abroad advisor at your home institution, the staff at the Center for Global Study and Engagement at Dickinson is here to help you through this process and answer your academic, travel and overseas living questions.

We know that family also plays a role in the decision-making process for study abroad. Be sure to direct your family members to our website and share with them the information you receive.

Process overview:

  1. Read the Dickinson program pages
  2. Email the CGSE and we will open an application for you.  
  3. Schedule an appointment over the phone with a Dickinson study abroad advisor
  4. Meet with your academic advisor and your home institution to discuss study abroad, programs, and course options
  5. Apply online through our Dickinson Studio Abroad portal
  6. Attend the mandatory Pre-Departure Orientation virtually. 
  7. Purchase flight tickets and obtain the visa 


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