At Earlham, global learning isn't just a course requirement. It's your daily life. On any given Friday, you might well:
- Hear three languages spoken on your way to breakfast
- Chat with visiting Turkish metalsmiths in your Metals II class
- Work a shift in your virtual global internship, meeting online with your project teammates from India, Russia, and Morocco
- Attend a lunchtime information session for an off-campus study semester in Jordan
- Work on your paper about the U.S. Civil Rights Movement and its global contexts
- Walk by a cricket match on The Heart, and maybe join in
- Eat saag paneer for dinner in the dining hall, while your BFF tries adding kimchi to her soup
- Spend time teaching and socializing with English language learners in Richmond
- Meet via Skype with your alumni career mentor, who runs a global social enterprise start-up in Indonesia
- Discuss which francophone film to watch this evening with your roommate from Senegal
- Meet with a peer career coach to think strategically about capturing your recent global learning activity in your resume
- Listen to a Japanese koto virtuoso perform in Goddard Hall Auditorium
- Join a diverse group of students working on an advocacy project for the U.S. role in global sustainability
- Travel to Cincinnati with a group of U.S. and international students to visit the art museum’s exhibition of works by disabled artists from around the world
You'll do all of this in a community of people – students, faculty, and staff -- who are interested in the global contexts of our lives and the events that shape them.
The result is that, for the rest of your life, when you hear about something happening in Beijing or Auckland or Santiago – or, for that matter, San Diego or Miami or Toronto – those will not be places that feel distant or separate from your life.
You may have traveled there for a semester program, a global internship, a group program with your Bonner or LIFT or Quaker Fellows group, or to conduct research with a professor. Or you may have a housemate whose family lives there. Or you may have taken a deep dive into the politics or music or religious history of the location in one of your courses.
At Earlham, the world is our classroom, and our learning is global.