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Why an International Program?

Ramapo College was founded on the 4 educational pillars of international, intercultural, interdisciplinary and experiential. These pillars provide you with a strong, holistic liberal arts education while on-campus. However, your on-campus experience can only take your knowledge and experience to a point. In order to supplement your on-campus courses, it is crucial to have experiences outside of the classroom to fully understand the principles, concepts and theories presented in the classroom. Professionally, having an international, intercultural experience can be a “stand-out” feature in your job search, placing you above other candidates. Over the last 10-15 years, managers have demonstrated their desire for employees who possess intercultural communications skills, something that is often developed during an international experience. Personally, international programs challenge you in unique and unmatched ways, encouraging your personal growth on an emotional level, strengthening your sense of independence and engaging you as a global citizen.

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Benefits of International Programs

International Programs are an important component to your undergraduate experience, and an opportunity not to be missed. Whatever major you have chosen to pursue as an undergraduate student, there is an international program opportunity to match both your academic and personal goals. When investigating your international program options, think carefully about how the various international program options will support and enhance your on-campus academics, as well as your future professional goals. Remember, speak to your academic advisor to ensure you will remain on-track towards your degree completion.

Points to Consider

  • Why do you want to participate in an international program?
  • Is language acquisition a priority for your experience abroad?
  • Would you prefer an urban or more rural setting?
  • A larger or smaller university?


Director of International Education

godfrey-smallKathryn Lamanna

Assistant Director of International Education
Phone: +1 (201) 684-7533
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