Named in honor of President R. Judson Carlberg, who served at Gordon College 1976–2011, the Carlberg Scholarship in Global Education recognizes the potential of Gordon students for international leadership and learning. Throughout his leadership as dean of faculty and then as president, Dr. Carlberg strongly supported international study and ministry. Recipients must display a commitment to studying in a cross-cultural setting. In selecting recipients, the College will assess previous cross-cultural experience and an ability to understand a variety of international perspectives on social, political, spiritual and academic issues. Students interested in studying abroad as part of their academic program will receive top priority.
|Jud and Jan on Robben Island, Cape Town, South Africa, where Mandela was imprisoned.||Jud and Jan on a train outside Copenhagen, Denmark.||Jud and Jan outside the Wilson House.
Communication Arts major Kristin Bollier, a junior from Indiana, spent three weeks in Israel and two weeks in Jordan earlier this summer studying Biblical geography through Gordon's Israel International Seminar. She shares some reflections on her transformative time in the Holy Land and the lessons she learned there.
“Rebellious, quirky and vibrant, Lithuania (Lietuva) is Europe’s best-kept secret,” writes Vivek Wagle, editor of Lonely Planet Travels. This deems true as Gordon College’s exchange program to Lithuania Christian College (LCC) is not one of the more popular choices for Gordon students.
However, Sergiu Rusu, junior exchange student from LCC, proves this should be otherwise. “[LCC] is a great program to study abroad. You see a lot since the countries are so close together in Europe,” Rusu said. “During spring break the students see more in one week than an average traveler would in one month. You experience so much culture.