Vision, Mission and Commitments (2017-2024)

Leading in Global Relevance

Vision

We lead with globally-relevant study away programs and progressive pedagogy, challenging students across all disciplines to develop intercultural competence, face global challenges and lead exceptional lives.

Mission

We design and deliver high-quality study away programs in diverse global learning environments, which enrich the academic experience at Trinity College, and encourage students to engage with the world. We believe in connecting learning to local place and space, translating theory into practice, and promoting intercultural competence and transnational understanding.

Commitments

  • Place-Based Learning: Trinity’s study away programs and practices reflect the value we place on living and learning in the real world. Learners are immersed in diverse perspectives and communities, as programs encourage proximity to the space, place, language and culture in which they live.
  • Urban Context: Trinity’s nine study away programs are built on the belief that cities are dynamic labs—content-rich epicenters of thought, dialogue and change. Rigorous academics along with linked experiential learning opportunities are mapped onto Trinity’s international urban hubs—Barcelona, Buenos Aires, Cape Town, New York, Paris, Port of Spain, Rome, Shanghai and Vienna.
  • Exploration & Independence: Trinity develops study away programs, which encourage the pursuit of academic, cultural and personal exploration in and beyond the classroom. Learners cultivate curiosity and independence through active engagement. Trinity study away programs prepare students of all disciplines to be bold, independent thinkers.
  • Diversity & Inclusion: Trinity study away programs are offered to students without prejudice or preference. Opportunities are designed with the intent of assisting all learners explore and encounter the world, regardless of race, sex, age, background, major or socio-economic status.


 

Affiliations & Memberships

The Office of Study Away is a member of the following organizations:

​CIEE: Council on International Educational Exchange

Diversity Abroad Network

Forum on Education Abroad

IES: Institute for the International Education of Students

IIE: Institute of International Education

International SOS: Medical and Travel Security Assistance​

NAFSA: The Association of International Educators

OSAC: Overseas Security Advisory Council