Global Studies

Greensboro College is excited to pursue opportunities to engage with other educational communities around the world. We have a diverse population of students and hope we can continue to celebrate each students’ uniqueness by incorporating individuals from other countries and cultures into our local classrooms.

Given our advantageous geographic attributes, Greensboro College can position students in the middle of a moderately sized city with walkable access to transportation that allows for local and national exploration. Greensboro College is an established, respected school that provides international students with close relationships with faculty and other students.

We welcome students from the farthest reaches to experience what it is like to live and learn in the United States.

For information on university partnerships, contact Michelle Plaisance (michelle.plaisance@greensboro.edu)

For information about international admissions, contact Julie Schatz (admissions@greensboro.edu)


Study Abroad

Are you a current Greensboro College Student?

Are you considering a study abroad experience? We are absolutely thrilled for you! Here at Greensboro College we believe that the study abroad experience adds immense value to your academic program. A study abroad experience is a great place for personal and academic growth.

We are happy that you were considering building on your great Greensboro college education with an academic study abroad experience. Why should you want to study abroad? Studying abroad helps you grow both individually as a person and connect with our global world. Study abroad helps by moving you out of your comfort zone as you discover new cultures different ways of thinking, new methods of learning and build relationships along the way.

At Greensboro College it is our goal to prepare you to find your own path in a complex and global community. By studying abroad, you can complement your college experience in a way that cannot be met unless you study in another culture, by seeing other ways of living that help expand your own view on life. 

There are several ways to pursue study abroad experiences

  1. Short term summer studies: These are 3-6 weeks trips that combine academic study and international travel usually on a particular topic (like food systems in Costa Rica).
  2. Semester long study abroad: In this situation, you would spend all of the fall or spring semester at a partnering institution and take 3-4 classes just as you would at GC.
  3. Year-long study abroad: Your entire academic year would be spent at one or two universities where you would take classes just as you would if you were on campus at GC.

Study abroad differs from going on a vacation. On a vacation you see the sights and take in new foods and experiences, and don’t necessarily have anyone offer formative or challenging experiences. It is of course true that study abroad includes some of these aspects it– you will see new sights and probably eat some amazing food – but study abroad goes beyond a vacation and that you are invested in your academic journey alongside other students which will broaden and deepen the insights into yourself and the place where you were studying.

You will be prompted to ask new questions, find the need to discover new answers, and process the experience in a whole different way. You will meet people from different ways of life that will help challenge and encourage you in your own discovery of your path. In very concrete ways, you will gain important experience as you make decisions on your own and you will be prompted to think critically and wisely about how to spend your time and resources while abroad. Study abroad is a formative experience.

Greensboro College has crafted unique relationships with partners around the globe.  We believe that these partnerships will complement your current degree program and help you satisfy and supplement your degree requirements. You will stay on track to graduate and have the ability to grow in new ways and as you pursue these exciting opportunities.

 

Here is a Sampling of International Programs to Consider:

As you think about where you want to study, we encourage you to begin thinning through your options carefully. This site will help you in that process. Here you will be able to find links to our partnering institutions and begin to see what location and university best fit your life and career goals. Asking a few important questions will help determine the place to study abroad:

  1. What are you looking to learn? – i.e. Is there a program best suited for my major?
  2. How are you looking to grow?
  3. How does the location or partnering institutions help you prepare for your future?

After considering some of these questions, contact Dr. Jason A. Myers, the GC Study Abroad Director and from there you can begin planning your Study Abroad experience.

For more information on our Study Abroad program and other opportunities, visit www.greensboro.edu/study-abroad/

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