Bowdoin College believes that exposure to and engagement with a culturally diverse and increasingly interconnected world is critical to a liberal arts education in the 21st century. It is part of the Offer of the College, which asserts that our students will "be at home in all lands and ages" and will "carry the keys of the world's library" with them. Students have the opportunity for profound cross-cultural dialogue and discovery through academic coursework on campus and abroad, through internationally related events on campus -- and through their own research, service learning, community service, and activism around the globe.
More than half of Bowdoin students choose to study abroad as part of their undergraduate degree. Learn more about how off campus study can impact a Bowdoin undergraduate degree. Read more »
Many Bowdoin faculty are internationally recognized scholars; often conducting their research internationally and disseminating it to both a local and global audience. Bowdoin students also participate in research through independent study projects, honor projects and are recipients of prestigious research fellowships and awards. Read more »
Bowdoin alumni have had a major impact on the international stage for over two centuries. They have been presidents, diplomats, merchants, seafarers, teachers, researchers, artists. Read More »
Each year, Bowdoin College students enhance their learning while contributing thousands of volunteer hours in communities around the world. Explore the variety of paths for serving the common good internationally. Read more »
Bowdoin hosts a Latin American film festival from Monday January 28th through Friday, February 1st, 2013, view a new Spanish-language film presented by Bowdoin faculty members from Romance Languages, Music, Anthropology, Latin American Studies, History, and Film Studies.
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