Tales From Abroad

Each fall, Goucher celebrates International Education Week with a festival of ethnic foods, music and storytelling performances from around the globe, and a series of internationally-themed panel discussions. To mark the occasion, we asked current students to describe how studying abroad has had an impact on their education. Click on the videos to hear Leah Goldgar, Maggie O’Donnell, and Sam Rapine, all members of the Class of 2014, tell their stories.


Interview by Dana Ehrentreu ’16

Interview by Eli Kaufman ’15

Interview by Elizabeth Depta ’15

“International education prepares our youth for the globalized 21st century workforce, whatever the field of study someone may choose. Students with experience overseas gain skills, they gain self-reliance, and they gain a worldview that they need in order to compete in a global economy.”

– John Kerry, U.S. Secretary of State

(Remarks on International Education Week 2013: http://eca.state.gov)

Click here to learn more about Goucher’s celebration of International Education Week, including International Forum activities on November 19 and 20.

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