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Olivia Berwari, David Nutt ‘09, and Sarah Aziz ‘12 in Damascus in winter 2008. A former resident of Baghdad, Aziz and her family (Berwari is her cousin) fled to Syria during the Iraq War. Thanks in part to the encouragement of Nutt and others, Aziz is now one of the 1,097 members of the Class of 2012. (photo courtesy Sarah Aziz '12)
The Dartmouth community includes about 4,000 faculty and staff and 6,000 undergraduate and graduate students from a variety of different cultural and economic backgrounds around the world. About 8 percent of the undergraduate student body is international, representing more than sixty countries. Twenty-eight percent of graduate students in PhD programs are from outside the United States. Students, faculty, and staff at Dartmouth interact on an academic level in the classroom or on a more informal level in the dining halls or on the athletic fields. Dartmouth has more than 200 student groups devoted to common interests. Student groups with international themes include Model United Nations and World Affairs Council.
View the slideshow below of 12 international students among the Class of 2014.
The sense of community extends beyond the Dartmouth campus. Every year close to 100 local families from towns in New Hampshire and Vermont are matched with students through Dartmouth's International Friendship Family program. Students from Dartmouth consistently volunteer with local schools and other nonprofits, and those who have participated in study abroad programs visit local high schools to talk about their international experiences through the College's Language in Motion program.
Last Updated: 5/26/11