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At Earlham, international culture isn't a course requirement. It's your daily life.

On any Friday, you might well:

  • Hear three languages spoken on your way to breakfast
  • Chat with visiting Turkish metalsmiths in your Metals II class
  • Attend a lunchtime information session for a study abroad trip to Nicaragua
  • Work on your paper about the U.S. Civil Rights Movement
  • Walk by a cricket match on The Heart
  • Eat saag paneer for dinner in the dining hall
  • Discuss French cinema with your roommate from Senegal
  • Listen to a Japanese koto virtuoso perform in Goddard Hall Auditorium

You'll do all of this in a community of people – students, faculty, and staff -- who are interested in international happenings and who are informed about places around the U.S. and the globe.

The result is that, for the rest of your life, when you hear about something happening in China or New Zealand or Paraguay, those are not places that feel foreign or separated. You will have traveled there on a May Term, or have a housemate whose family lives there, or have spent a summer researching there with a professor.

Earlham doesn't just teach you about other places. It connects you to them.

70 - percentage of students who study abroad

24 - number of semester-long off-campus programs

81 - number of countries represented on campus

11 - number of languages taught at Earlham (Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Papiamentu, Spanish, French, German, Latin, Greek, Swahili and ESL)

41 - number of years that Earlham has held study abroad trips to Japan

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Earlham College, an independent, residential college, aspires to provide the highest-quality undergraduate education in the liberal arts and sciences, shaped by the distinctive perspectives of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

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Richmond, Indiana
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Earlham admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, age, gender and sexual orientation to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, age, gender and sexual orientation in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.