Our students, faculty, and staff hail from around the world and come from a range of cultural and economic backgrounds. International students comprise 8 percent of undergraduates and 28 percent of the graduate student body, representing more than 60 countries.
Dartmouth supports many opportunities for members of our community to engage globally through student groups and service-based projects.
- Tucker Foundation Cross Cultural Education and Service Program (CCESP): Medical service trip to rural communities in Nicaragua. The two-week trip is held each December and is open to undergraduates; medical school students, faculty, staff; and medical professionals
- Tucker Foundation Alternative Spring Break: Annual 10-day trip for Dartmouth undergraduates to make a meaningful contribution to a service project chosen by the destination community
- Project Preservation: Run by Dartmouth College Hillel, this annual trip takes students from varied ethnic and religious backgrounds to Eastern Europe to restore abandoned Jewish cemeteries.
- Geisel School of Medicine Alternative Breaks: Short-term experiences for medical students to work and serve alongside global health partner
- The Center for Business & Society: Programs and student-run opportunities for MBA students at the Tuck School of Business to be of service to the local and global communities
- Internship and fellowship funding: Undergraduates who arrange longer-term volunteer positions through international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) may apply for funding to support travel expenses. The Scholarship Office maintains an extensive list of external funding sources, and Dartmouth offers a number of opportunities for undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate internships and fellowships.
- Post-graduate public service grants: The Tucker Foundation and the Dickey Center for International Understanding offer funded fellowships for graduating students and recent alumni to undertake 6- to 12-month-long public service projects in the United States and abroad