Crossroads courses are Whitman faculty-led, short-term courses designed to enhance student learning through intensive and engaged study off-campus or abroad. Crossroads courses are offered in the summer or during breaks and aim to achieve one or more of the following:

  • Provide an opportunity for students to investigate scientific phenomena or engage with cultural resources or other local resources not available on campus
  • Enhance students' knowledge about a global issue(s) from a non-U.S. or underrepresented perspective
  • Develop students' intercultural competence, i.e. the ability to interact sensitively and successfully with people from different cultures, circumstances and/or from different scholarly traditions
  • Provide students with an opportunity to enhance foreign language learning

Crossroads 2018

Crossroads 2017