Agnes Scott’s unique SUMMIT program, which provides a distinctive approach to a liberal arts education, prepares students to be global citizens and effective leaders through various experiential courses, activities and opportunities from the start of freshman year.

As a first year student, SUMMIT allowed me to participate in an intercultural course and embark on immersive faculty-led travel to Reykjavik, Iceland. In my preparatory course which was centered around Icelandic culture, I had the chance to study Iceland’s use of geothermal energy; the role of women in society; and the economic impacts of the 2008 Financial Crisis. Learning about the country and Icelandic society prior to my “Global Journeys” trip, provided me with the necessary context to become fully immersed in this journey abroad and significantly enhanced my understanding of our interconnected world. 

Rangárþing eystra, Iceland 2018