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Resources for Parents & Families

Are you the parent of a student who wishes to study abroad? If you have a son or daughter attending college, you probably are! Nearly three-quarters of incoming first-year students say they hope to study abroad during their college experience.

At Susquehanna University, we believe that studying abroad and other cross-cultural experiences are so essential to the liberal arts education we offer that we have made it a required part of our Central Curriculum. Susquehanna’s distinctive cross-cultural program is called GO (Global Opportunities).

Students may GO Long with a semester-length program in one of several locations around the globe, including South America, Europe, Southeast Asia and Australia.

Or, students may GO Short (two weeks or more) and participate in a short-term experience such as The Chinese Scholar, where they'll study calligraphy, photography, music and tai chi, as well as learn about the Chinese commitment to cultural connection that has spanned more than 5,000 years. Closer to home is GO North, a program that takes students to Fort Albany, Canada, to explore the isolated Mushkegowuk Cree community and learn how the community's distinct culture and relative geographic location has shaped its education, human services and health care systems through service learning.

With GO, Susquehanna students are able to transform powerful off-campus experiences into profound discovery and personal growth through critical reflection with a faculty member upon their return.

The GO program and other Central Curriculum components are required for entering students beginning in fall 2009.

More about Susquehanna’s Central Curriculum.

Download the Susquehanna University GO Guide (PDF format) or the Parent's Study Away FAQ (PDF format).



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