CET + Dickinson College
CET and Dickinson College first joined forces in March 2019. A leader in global education, Dickinson first became the school of record and credit-granting institution for CET’s pre-college programs. But we quickly realized that the partnership could extend beyond granting credit. CET now operates pre-college programs at Dickinson study abroad centers in France and Spain. And Dickinson offers a four-year tuition scholarships to one CET pre-college alumnus every year. “Global education is vitally important to our nation and our world,” says Dickinson President Margee M. Ensign. “This partnership aligns Dickinson’s core values and strengths in global education with those of CET’s, which has an unparalleled history of attracting young people who seek meaningful cultural immersion programs and opportunities to advance their language skills. We look forward to continuing to educate the next generation of global leaders, starting at the high school level.”
College Credit from Dickinson
Upon completion of a CET pre-college program, students receive a transcript from Dickinson College listing all courses taken with the corresponding grades earned. One Dickinson credit is the equivalent of three or four semester credits. Upon request, and for an additional fee, Dickinson College will send an official copy of the transcript to your high school and/or any college you designate. Transferring credit to a US high school, college, or university is at the discretion of that institution. Check with the admissions or study abroad office of your school to inquire about credit transfer.
Global Leaders Scholarship
In July 2019, Dickinson College President Margee M. Ensign announced the creation of the Dickinson-CET Global Leaders Scholarship, a four-year, full-tuition scholarship to be awarded annually to a college-bound student who shows interest in global issues and has participated in CET high school programs for which Dickinson grants course credit. The scholarship reflects Dickinson’s leadership in global education and internationalization and commitment to providing a distinctive brand of useful education that informs a life of civic engagement.
“An understanding of the wider world is absolutely critical for our future leaders,” said Ensign. “We are encouraging students who have studied abroad with CET to continue their global education at Dickinson, where international education is intentionally woven into the curriculum and campus life, both in Carlisle and in our dynamic programs around the world.”
Nominations for the Dickinson-CET Global Leaders Scholarship will be invited from CET staff, and candidates may also self-nominate. Information on how to apply for the scholarship may be found on the Dickinson website.
Programs at Dickinson Centers
All CET pre-college students receive transcripts from Dickinson College, but some of them might also study at Dickinson study abroad centers in France and Spain. Dickinson has Global Centers in 13 countries, including Toulouse, France and Málaga, Spain. CET uses Dickinson centers in France and Spain to offer options in locations where CET does not operate. Students study at the Dickinson center and interact with Dickinson on-site staff. CET oversees the curriculum, hires group leaders to accompany the students, and advises students on all program matters pre-departure.
About Dickinson College
Dickinson is a nationally recognized liberal-arts college chartered in 1783 in Carlisle, Pa. The highly selective college is home to 2,400 students from across the nation and around the world. Defining characteristics of a Dickinson education include a focus on global education―at home and abroad―and study of the environment and sustainability, which is integrated into the curriculum and the campus and exemplifies the college’s commitment to providing an education for the common good.
While many institutions are deemphasizing global education in the curriculum and scaling back on foreign language offerings, Dickinson is stepping up its commitment to internationalization on and off campus. The Center for Global Study & Engagement sends students on 31 semester-long and academic-year programs in 24 countries, as well as a full range of short-term, faculty-led programs, including the distinctive global Mosaic and globally integrated courses. Nearly 60 percent of Dickinson students study abroad—while nationally only about 10 percent of college graduates do so—and approximately 70 percent of Dickinson students who study abroad do so at the college’s own sites.
The college sends abroad high numbers of students who have traditionally been underrepresented in international study—55 percent of students of color and 47 percent of science majors have studied abroad in the past five years. And, recently, Dickinson became the only U.S. institution to be a two-time winner of the prestigious Senator Paul Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization—evidence that it is more deeply carving out its place as an innovator in undergraduate global education.
Dickinson College is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104.