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International Study

Ramapo College Honors Program students are not required to study abroad but are greatly encouraged through a distinctive and diverse curriculum to pursue intercultural, international and experiential learning in their field of study. Participating in a Study Abroad program as an Honors Program member during your time at Ramapo College will allow you to become a global citizen.  Experiencing life in other countries and cultures, developing foreign language skills, broadening your worldview, and making lifelong friends while earning college credit are just some of the ways students benefit from their time abroad. Many students use Study Abroad to prepare for graduate school and future employment. Most importantly, students remember and value their study abroad experiences for the rest of their lives.

Honors Global Field Experiences

The Ramapo College Honors Program, in partnership with the Roukema Center for International Education and the Civic and Community Engagement Center, plans an annual global field experience over spring break. This trip is designed for and offered exclusively to Honors students as an opportunity to gain experience with international travel and civic engagement in developing counties. While Honors students have to pay some of the cost of the trip, the Honors Program subsidizes a large percentage of the expenses. Beginning in 2020, all Honors Global Field Experiences will count as 2-credit courses (INTL 130). In 2019, 15 students traveled to Nepal, and in 2021  students will travel to Aranjuez de Puntarenas, Costa Rica. View the following video to see a glimpse of the 2019 trip to Nepal!

How does studying or interning abroad fit with the Ramapo Honors Program?

Ramapo College Honors Program students are encouraged through a distinctive and diverse curriculum to pursue intercultural, international and experiential learning in their field of study. Participating in a Study Abroad program as an honors program member during your time at Ramapo College will allow you to become a global citizen.  Experiencing life in other countries and cultures, developing foreign language skills, broadening your worldview, and making lifelong friends while earning college credit are just some of the ways students benefit from their time abroad. Many students use Study Abroad to prepare for graduate school and future employment. Most importantly, students remember and value their study abroad experiences for the rest of their lives.