Educating for the Global World
Welcome to your journey.
To thrive in today’s rapidly changing global age, you need to be ready to engage meaningfully with today’s world of unprecedented diversity. Colby’s commitment to providing students with quality off-campus academic opportunities has been a longstanding part of its educational philosophy. You will be given the chance to wade or dive into another culture and experience a wealth of knowledge and self-awareness, enriching your undergraduate experience.
Asa Berolzheimer, Colby’20 writes from the College Year in Athens program about his volunteer work:
“Over the course of my semester abroad I have had the privilege of working with and getting to know a young boy living at an unaccompanied youth shelter in Athens, Greece. Twice a week I would meet him at the shelter and I would help him with his English. His goal was for his English to be good enough so that he can attend a university. This was an incredibly valuable experience and I believe my efforts were helpful for him as well. The boy I work with is a joy to teach because he is kind, thoughtful, and eager to learn. I think of my work with The Home Project not as teaching him, but as working together to help each other learn. He is bettering his English and I am learning about his culture, life experiences, and gaining valuable perspective on how fortunate I have been in life….”