Bowdoin College believes that exposure to an 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 to reflect upon their own citizenship and its broader meaning through profound cross-cultural dialogue and discovery, rooted in academic coursework on campus and abroad, research, internships, and service learning.
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 »