SST for Faculty Advisors

Faculty advisors play an important role in nurturing students’ intercultural competence and interest in the wider world.  This page provides current information on advising your students.

First of all, here are two resources that may help you make the case for SST to your students:

Sign-up instructions:

Tell students to go to myGC and look for the SST form in the lower right corner. Can’t see it? That’s because you’re faculty. It’s part of the student portal.

Offerings for 2021-22 and 2022-23

For details on these courses, see  Global Engagement Immersive Offerings for 2021-2022

Semester-long SST units coming up:

Fall 2021: Ecuador*          Spring 2022: Ecuador, Indonesia                       May 2022: Ecuador, Senegal
Fall 2022: Ecuador*          Spring 2023: Ecuador, Tanzania                         May 2023: Ecuador

* Fall Ecuador units include an American Sign Language component for ASL majors.  The spring 2022 Ecuador unit is nearly full, and the May 2022 Ecuador unit has a waitlist.

All units in 22-23 have ample room.

Shorter-Term Immersive SST offerings:

Spring Term 2022
INTL271-01 Latino Community Histories
INTL271-02 Global Health with MCC

May Term 2022

INTL251 Youth and Resilience in Guatemala
INTL251 Chicago to Amish Country
INTL 271 Environmental Disaster and Response
INTL 251 Fictions of Empire in London
INTL251 Ecology and Sustainability in the Indian Himalaya

Summer 2022

INTL271 Ecology and Sustainability in the Indian Himalaya  (must take with INTL251 above)
INTL251 Ecological Economics in Arizona

Website overview

The following web pages will help students decide how to earn their SST credit:

  • Intercultural requirements reviews the three ways to fulfill Goshen College’s expectations. They are an international SST unit, short-term courses in the U.S. or abroad and outside study abroad programs.
  • Preparing for SST covers language requirements, costs, the orientation process and other basics students need to know to make an informed decision about a semester abroad.
  • SST Current Destinations: Scan the pages for China, Ecuador, Indonesia and Senegal. This will acquaint you with the opportunities and themes unique to each country.

China: Education in a communal culture

Ecuador: Indigenous cultures and sustainability

Indonesia:  Interfaith dialogue in a religiously diverse society

Senegal: Post-colonial peacebuilding in a Muslim society

Tanzania: Migration of resources, people and ideas

  • Overcoming Barriers addresses student hesitations about SST, including scheduling, the value of international education and identity concerns such as fears about racism.