Off-campus study is a central part of an Earlham education. We encourage you to become one of the many Earlham students who take advantage of these challenging and enriching educational experiences. More than 65 percent of Earlham graduates participate in a semester or year-long program during their Earlham career. Additional students sign-up for three-week classes during May Term. For Politics majors, the opportunity to study abroad is a critical component in developing a comprehensive world view. Large numbers of our students participate in programs that have specific politics classes or internship opportunities. Upon returning from off-campus study our students suggest it was one of the most important aspects of their undergraduate education. For a large number of Politics majors, the power of the experience is so significant that they choose to pursue either jobs or graduate study abroad after graduation. Our faculty have each led off-campus programs and are currently engaged in offering several May Term courses. We also work with our advisees to select the off-campus program that is the best fit given their specific interests.
The goal of this program is to increase students' understanding of the complexities of the conflict and the peace process in Northern Ireland and to use the knowledge gained to analyse and to increase understanding of the conflict in their own and other societies.
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This program has a long history at Earlham. The first program took place in 1961 and the program has run continually since that time. Earlham partners with the Foundation for International Education (FIE) in London and students take classes with an Earlham faculty member as well as with specialists at FIE. Politics majors have had great success obtaining political internships as part of this off-campus program.
This program facilitates the examination of issues related to migration, human rights, globalization, food systems, and the environment. Peers, scholars, farmers, indigenous, state authorities, migrants and activists in both Mexico and the U.S. contribute to the learning process. This integrated experience challenges students to be more thoughtful and intentional about their participation in creating a just and sustainable world.