Study-Service Term (SST)
If you’re a Goshen College student, you’ll find that “global awareness” isn’t a course you take, or a club you join. It’s how you live. Since 1968, we’ve sent more than 8,000 students to learn and serve in 24 countries worldwide through our nationally-recognized Study-Service Term (SST) program, which about 80% of students participate in.
“Study abroad” often means going somewhere like Paris or Rome. But we take a different approach: a semester-long program that sends students not to European capitals, but to developing countries. We emphasize service to a local community — and total cultural immersion. On SST, you’re less likely to stay in a hotel or a residence hall. In all countries, students live with local families and experience day-to-day life in the most personal way possible.