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Vision and Mission


The Guilford College Study Abroad Office prepares students to join the international community of interconnected and interrelated peoples, nurturing global citizens capable of making a positive contribution to the world's future.
Mission Statement

Guilford College study abroad programs develop cultural, academic, professional, and interpersonal knowledge about our international world. Through carefully designed study abroad experiences, students build critical intercultural sensitivity skills by engaging with new worldviews and perspectives. Studying and living abroad promotes a tolerance for ambiguous circumstances and the problem-solving skills necessary to function adaptively amid uncertainty. Classes and experiences in the host culture ultimately develop the skills to interact and communicate across cultural difference with a respect for new ways of living, learning, and working.