International Studies

Study Abroad

Gordon's International Studies program offers a rich array of opportunities for students to broaden their horizons through study abroad experiences. The specific programs in various other countries provide students with not only academic credit but also immersive cultural experiences. 

The emphasis on gaining specialized skills in an increasingly globalized world is well-placed. Employers often seek candidates with a global perspective and the ability to navigate diverse environments. By participating in study abroad programs, students can develop a range of skills that are highly valued in today's job market. 

The benefits, such as building personal confidence, improving critical thinking, communication, and problem-solving skills, as well as enhancing teamwork and intercultural competence, align with the broader educational goals of preparing students for success in their careers and personal lives. 

Combined with Gordon’s individually sponsored trip(s), the variety of locations available through the University System of Georgia’s USG Goes Global program offers students the chance to choose destinations that align with their academic and personal interests on a large scale. This diversity in study abroad options enhances the overall educational experience available to Gordon students and encourages students to explore many different cultures and perspectives. 

Gordon's emphasis on international experiences not only contributes to a well-rounded education but also equips students with the skills and qualities that make them stand out in a competitive job market. The holistic approach to education, combining academic rigor with real-world experiences, is valuable for students pursuing careers in a modern and interconnected global society. 

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