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Fairbanks Center for Global Engagement — Off-Campus Engagement


Off-Campus Engagement

Get off-campus and see the world — from Mount Vernon, Ohio to the other side of the globe.


Off-Campus Engagement includes serving in the local central Ohio community, participating in semester exchanges with partnering institutions, and studying away across the U.S. and around the world.

We equip all students with necessary orientation and debriefing to facilitate deeper and more meaningful learning experiences.

Local Opportunities

We believe global engagement starts in your own backyard. MVNU partners with local organizations to empower students to engage problems and address needs here in Knox County and all around central Ohio.

National Opportunities

Students can take on-location courses for a semester, a spring break, a summer, or even a year immersed in a different U.S. culture.

Global Opportunities (Study Abroad)

Want to explore beyond the United States? Students can participate in a semester abroad, summer immersion, spring break serving-learning trip, or an on-location course in several countries around the world

"While I was in Ecuador, I learned our world is so big and full of so many people that are unique. Having an experience out of your context and your comfort zone can give you a new appreciation for people who are different from you."

Sarah Meek ('23)

on her study abroad semester

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