Developing a global perspective is not just one of the goals of a Marlboro education but an inevitable byproduct of being a Marlboro student. In addition to learning about other cultures and global issues in class and through activities sponsored by International Services, Marlboro students have a number of exciting opportunities to gain first-hand exposure to the broader world. These include:
The World Studies Program (WSP) is a globally focused course of study that includes a six- to eight-month internship in a foreign country. Students in WSP work toward an interdisciplinary bachelor’s degree in international studies and a chosen concentration area. Students also have access to classes and resources at the School for International Training (SIT) in nearby Brattleboro. Learn more
Students collaborate with faculty and staff advisors to design a study abroad program that aligns with their individual goals. Depending on those goals, study abroad activities may involve taking classes at a foreign university, conducting Plan-related research, living with a local family, doing volunteer work, or interning at a company or nonprofit. Learn more
International field trips are offered over spring break in conjunction with certain classes at Marlboro. These faculty-led trips provide a short-term option for students who wish to study abroad; past destinations include Turkey, Egypt, Vietnam, Cambodia, Cuba, and Chile. Learn more
Students can experience the great outdoors in other parts of the country and beyond through winter and spring break trips organized by the Outdoor Program. Expeditions have included hiking in Yellowstone National Park, skiing at Mont Sainte-Anne in Quebec, and rafting in Ecuador. Learn more
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If you want to learn more about Marlboro’s international offerings or have any questions, please contact Maggie Strassman, director of international services.