Minds Abroad is a U.S.-based organization that conducts study abroad programs on both sides of the Pacific: we bring both Asian students to the United States and also Western students to Asia. Because of the way our programs engage students with local communities, Minds Abroad was recently named a “Top Ten Best Practices Program” by the Center for Citizen Diplomacy in conjunction with the U.S. State Department.
Minds Abroad’s programs are typically a blend of intensive coursework in the classroom and cultural activities and experiential learning (volunteering, interning) outside of the classroom. Our programs include educational travel to sites of cultural significance and many programs also include a homestay component. We design programs that inspire students to understand global issues with innovative curriculum that is eye opening and transformational.
More than simply a study abroad experience or student tour, Minds Abroad's programs take students on a deep journey of discovery of local cultures. While focusing on understanding a different culture on a local level we help students to understand global issues and become full global citizens.