At Goshen College, we seek to understand, engage and live with difference. Our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion strives to build an intercultural community of practice that takes students, faculty, staff and community members deeper than multicultural or cross-cultural models of community.
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Goshen is home to one of the oldest semester-long study abroad programs in the country (Study-Service Term), emphasizing total cultural immersion and service in a developing country. In addition, students can take global courses on campus or three-week intensive courses around the country and the world.
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Recent events have clarified what is worth our commitment. To address these issues, we need global education more than ever.
Goshen College’s celebration of the 50th Anniversary of SST in 2018-19 came with a serious evaluation of the program and our recommitment to making SST accessible to all students.
On Friday, July 31, Minh Kauffman '74, director of the ACLS Center for Educational Exchange with Vietnam (CEEVN), retired after 26 years with ACLS and nearly 50 years working in international educational exchange and community development. She has been called “the most important person involved in the creation of meaningful relations between Viet Nam and the United States.”
SST is more important than ever according to Director of International Education Jan Bender Shetler. Find out why in Global Connections, a new annual newsletter for SST alumni and donors. Also read about the innovative ways the SST program is evolving to meet the needs of current students.
Goshen College has been working around the clock to bring students home from study abroad in Tanzania and Ecuador after travel restrictions were precipitously announced due to the pandemic response.