Thinking Globally

Thinking Globally

Oberlin College has long held that educating our students to think globally about themselves and their place in the world is an important characteristic of an Oberlin education. We have admitted and graduated students from around the world. We have sent our students to study away from campus with the belief that experiencing and coming to understand another culture is an invaluable part of a liberal arts education. Our curriculum reflects a commitment to thinking and learning about global issues. This website is intended to bring together the strands of our international efforts for easier access and collaboration.

Read about our students' international experiences from our News Center.

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Winter Term 2012: Jazz students take Beijing by storm with three-week tour

Since 2010, double-degree fifth-year Terry Hsieh has led his Terry Hsieh Collective every winter term on a tour of Beijing’s jazz clubs. For three weeks in January, the five-piece collective performs at music venues throughout the city, teaching master classes and participating in workshops with world-renowned musicians.

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Maggie Paulin ’13 Co-founds Montessori School in Xela, Guatemala

This November, Maggie Paulin ’13 and Guatemalan teacher Shirley Yancor will open Mi Casa Montessori in Xela, Guatemala, a school that will promote diversity and educational equality in an alternative learning environment.

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Obies make history with synagogue building in Poland

For three weeks in August, a group of students with shared interests in art, history, and religion will travel throughout Poland as part of a collaborative effort to rebuild an 18th-century wooden synagogue that fell to Nazi destruction. The project, which will be a permanent exhibit in the Museum of the History of Polish Jews, is not only preserving history, it’s a pursuit in making history.

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We invite you to read examples of blogs from some of our students and faculty as they share their international experiences.

Valerie Feerer:  Study Abroad in India for Spring 2013

Experimental Soundscapes and Sonic Narratives in Prague

Experiential Learning in South Africa

Oberlin-in-London Blog

Alix Trots: Adventures in Africa

Oberlin Blogs: Study Abroad

YouTube: Living with a Host Family

International Perspectives

Read the various stories by Oberlin students, faculty, staff, and alumni about their experiences through Winter Term, study abroad programs, and other journeys that complemented their classroom education at Oberlin.

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World Map of Oberlin Study Abroad and Winter Term Locations