Goshen College and Pinchpenny Press are publishing an intercultural guidebook titled “The Goshen College Guide to Studying and Serving Abroad: Essays on Intercultural Learning,” drawing on the experiences of faculty, staff and students who have participated in SST.
Goshen College’s SST program is listed among the 7 most effective international programs for students around the world.
Goshen College has led a robust effort over the past decade to attract international students and become an intercultural campus.
Goshen College’s Study-Service Term (SST) program has been ranked fourth on a list of the 50 best study abroad program in America. Since the SST program began in 1968, nearly 8,000 students have participated in 24 countries worldwide.
“My favorite place in the world,” said Andrea Medina, a Goshen College senior social work major from Goshen, “is Alhambra, an ancient Islamic palace in Granada, Spain.”
Goshen College nursing students, with the help of a GC nursing alum, experienced the realities of nursing abroad and found new “sisters” during a May term class in Nepal.
Six international courses will take students across the globe to Nepal, Kenya, Greece, Italy, China, Spain and Morocco – and that’s doesn’t even include the summer Study-Service Term (SST) units in Peru, Senegal and Nicaragua that begin in May. Many of these classes are interdisciplinary and open to all students regardless of year or major.
Four years ago, Heather Zimmerman came to Goshen College from Guam to study American Sign Language. Now, she has graduated and is taking her passion for ASL to give back to the country from which she came.
While most college students spent their summers working a summer job and taking a break from studies, four Goshen College students and recent alumni spent the summer riding around the African savanna in a Land Rover, spotting elephants and studying fire ecology with their professor.