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Message from the Director

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Thank you for visiting Shepherd Rams Abroad! The mission of the Study Abroad Office is to enhance international awareness and understanding, as well as to expand educational opportunities abroad for students from diverse backgrounds.  As a liberal arts university, we provide an education that addresses the whole person and seeks to produce students who will become comfortable as citizens of the world.

The experience may enrich learning in areas of study as diverse as renaissance art and accounting, but the same is true for many other areas of study. Equally important, however, is the change that the experience will have on a student’s perspective, which will be dramatically expanded. It gives a student the opportunity to see the world from a totally different viewpoint — from outside the United States.

As the most effective and amazing experience by which students can achieve international and intercultural learning, study abroad will contribute significantly to careers in all fields of specialization and should be an integral part of an education at Shepherd University. Come to Shepherd Rams Abroad office soon — I would love to discuss your study abroad options with you.

Reach me at or come see me in Scarborough Library, Room 211.

Yin Star, Director Study Abroad