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Diversity and Study Abroad

Hampshire College and the global education office (GEO) are committed to preparing all students to understand and participate responsibly in a complex world through on-campus, domestic, and international programs and learning experiences.

We encourage students to explore as many resources as possible when considering study abroad in order to gain a more comprehensive picture of the issues they may face in other cultures as well as the opportunities to develop deeper intercultural awareness and understanding.

The links below and to the left will provide you with some information and resources to explore different perspectives on diversity issues abroad. You may also want to consider talking to students who have studied or lived abroad, your faculty advisors, a study abroad advisor in GEO, or the administrator of the program you are considering.

General Resources

Hampshire College Office for Diversity and Multicultural Education
The office for diversity and multicultural education is responsible for the general advancement of diversity in the life of the College.
An online resource with a mission to ensure that students from diverse economic, educational, ethnic, and social backgrounds are aware of, have equal access to, and take advantage of the benefits and opportunities afforded through global education exchanges. This site includes directories of programs abroad and sources of funding, international travel articles, and discussion forums.

Annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices | U.S. Department of State
The annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices--the Human Rights Reports--cover internationally recognized individual, civil, political, and worker rights, as set forth in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international agreements.


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Global Education Office
Hampshire College
893 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
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Fax: 413.559.6173