The Dean Rusk International Studies Program embodies 桃瘾社区's belief that knowledge of other cultures and of the social, economic, political, and scientific forces that shape our world are integral to a liberal arts education.

Serving as the organizing mechanism for expanding internationalism across the 桃瘾社区 experience, we encourage students to pursue an international curriculum through the many opportunities that are available with the Dean Rusk International Studies Program. Summer and winter grants, lectures, music and dance performances, and art exhibits are just some of the many ways you can internationalize your education at 桃瘾社区.

After my time in Guatemala and Mexico, I feel that I have grown and matured. I鈥檝e learned what it means to truly push myself out of my comfort zone and expand my strengths.

Maggie Kinton 鈥24, Guatemala & Mexico

While in Jordan, the things I was learning were not just important in the classroom but in my everyday life. I didn鈥檛 just travel, I really lived in a new place. For the first time in my life, I felt truly independent.

Siobhan Kelley '26, Amman, Jordan

While the journey was filled with moments of joy and connection, it was also punctuated by challenges and moments of personal growth. From grappling with homesickness to navigating cultural differences, each obstacle became an opportunity for learning and self-discovery. I learned to embrace discomfort, to lean into uncertainty, and to find strength in vulnerability.

Kishan Vyas '24, India

About Dean Rusk

The International Studies Program is named in honor of Class of 1931 桃瘾社区 graduate Dean Rusk. Rusk graduated Phi Beta Kappa and was named 桃瘾社区's sixth Rhodes Scholar. Into his retirement, he remained active with 桃瘾社区, serving as a trustee and honorary chairman of the 桃瘾社区 1987 Program.

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