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Study Abroad

Welcome to the Office of Global and Off-Campus Initiatives

Guilford College believes in the value of study abroad experiences. For Guilford students, an international location is a hands-on learning laboratory for deep academic and cultural exploration. With one of the most creative and immersive programs in the country, the study abroad program at Guilford College is something every student is encouraged to consider.


Globally Engaged Citizens

Live in a 12th-century castle in Brunnenburg, one of the 25 Best Study Abroad Programs in the U.S. Stay with students from other foreign countries in South Africa. Do marine research off the Australian coast. No matter what you choose, study abroad is more than just taking classes in another country.

The Guilford College Office of Global and Off-Campus Initiatives prepares students to be engaged global citizens who embody a unique set of skills and abilities, making them successful members in the globalized and technological society of the 21st century.

Graduate schools and employers increasingly seek candidates with international experiences and abilities tailored to our global community. This includes an understanding of languages, cultures, foreign policies, and global trends.

One of the major Christian pimgrimage routes of the Middle Ages, the Camino de Compostela and the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela has attracted pilgrims for more than 1,000 years.
Find the Right Fit

The Guilford College Office of Global and Off-Campus Initiatives works with you one-on-one to find the perfect program to match your academic goals, budget, and interests.

Guilford College students pose as they study abroad in Italy.
Affordable Options

Many of our programs are priced the same as your regular semester at Guilford and accept your financial aid. There are also scholarships available to help make things more affordable for you.

Katie Claggett takes a photo with camels in Morocco.
Plan Your Experience

All Guilford students are encouraged to take advantage of study abroad opportunities and you can go anytime except your first and last semesters. GOCI can help you plan ahead to make the most of your experience.

Beyond Friendly

A student-authored Study Abroad blog

Let students tell you in their own words what it's like to study abroad at Guilford! Their stories will give you insight into where Guilfordians go, what they do abroad, and what they take away from the experience. 

Guilford College student Caleb Amstutz studies abroad in Panama. Here, he's collecting poison dart frog for morphology research with other School for Field Studies students.