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News from the Office of Global Education

Resident Directors Return from Norwich & Bologna

We extend our sincere thanks and gratitude to Professors Mark Ruhl and Ben Edwards for having served the College with distinction and dedication as resident directors of the Bologna and Norwich Science programs, respectively, from 2006-2008.  To read about their experiences in their own words, please click here.

Program Updates

The semester is now well underway at most of our overseas centers, and our resident directors have been checking in regularly with program news and updates.  For access to the brief reports they have prepared for faculty and administrators here in Carlisle, please click here.

Dickinson Welcomes Visiting International Scholars

Thirteen international scholars will be on campus for various lengths of time during the 2008-2009 academic year.  To read a profile of Alberto López from

Málaga, Spain, please click here.

Forum Donates $10,000 to Dickinson to Endow SIRF

At its biannual meeting, the Board of the Forum on Education Abroad voted to donate $10,000 to endow Dickinson's Student International Research Fund (SIRF).  This fund provides our students with small grants to support research conducted in conjunction wtih a study abroad program.  This generous contribution will allow the college to continue to support a variety of research projects by our study abroad students.  In announcing the donation, Forum Board chair Mary Dwyer extended the Forum's thanks and gratitude to Provost Neil Weissman for the support Dickinson has provided since the Forum moved to Carlisle two years ago.  For more details about SIRF, click here.

New Resident Directors Weigh In

The Dickinson Programs in Bologna, Norwich (Science), and Toulouse all welcomed new resident directors this month.  Doug Stuart, Marcus Key, and Andy MacDonald have all shared with us their first impressions of their new positions.  To read their reports, click here.


In each edition of the OGE newsletter, we'll focus on one or more questions that we frequently hear - from students, faculty, staff, and parents.  This time around we'll address the application review process.  For a complete explanation of how admissions decisions are made, please click here.

Open Doors Recognizes Dickinson for Study Abroad Excellence

In recognition of Dickinson College's comprehensive and outstanding opportunities to study abroad, the college again has been cited as a top-ranked educational institution for international study in the Institute of International Education’s Open Doors 2006 Report. Dickinson ranked 13th among baccalaureate institutions in the total number of students who study abroad and 10th for its study abroad participation rate of 82.2 percent.

According to Brian Whalen, associate dean and executive director of the Office of Global Education for the college, "Dickinson has one of the most generous and liberal policies for study abroad, and our students take advantage of the many opportunities available to them. The Open Doors report provides a way to compare Dickinson's study abroad participation level with other institutions. It is clear once again from the report that Dickinson has a strong and unwavering commitment to engaging the world."

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