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Vision and Mission


The Guilford College Study Abroad Office will be a dynamic catalyst that prepares students to engage with our diverse international community of interconnected and interrelated people as nurturing global citizens who are capable of making valuable contributions 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 global awareness and critical intercultural sensitivity skills by engaging with, and learning from, 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 differences with a respect for new ways of living, learning, working, and problem solving.