Colby was one of the first 10 colleges or universities in the United States to win a Senator Paul Simon Award for Campus Internationalization.

The award recognized

  • Our commitment to global content in the curriculum
  • A study-abroad participation rate of almost 70 percent
  • A significant international student population—13 percent of the Class of 2017
  • A world of students on Mayflower Hill—more than 70 countries represented

At Colby you’ll enhance your understanding of human difference by studying global issues—half of our majors have an international component, and each student must fulfill international diversity and foreign language requirements. You’ll learn from others by engaging in lively classroom and dinnertime discussions with your peers and by immersing yourself in cultures of the world by studying abroad.