Chatham University

A culture of cultural appreciation

At Chatham, we strive to be a leader in the internationalization of education. Why? Because as the world becomes more interrelated, we have an opportunity to better prepare our students for our evolving world.

How do we do it? We bring the world here: Chatham strives to be a destination for international students who desire an excellent American education with countless possibilities. They are an active and vibrant part of our student body who quickly become one with the rest of the student population. We get out in the world: Chatham Abroad during our Maymester trips introduce students to new places, people, and ways of being. The Chatham Exchange program allows students to study at other leading institutions around the world. And we better understand the world: Chatham's Global Focus program provides an array of events throughout the year right on Chatham's campus that create a multi-dimensional appreciation and understanding of a featured country or region.

Through this approach, our students truly have the world - and unmatched opportunities - at their fingertips. Proof that Chatham doesn't just think globally; we lead globally.

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Chatham University welcomes All-Campus Author Yrsa Sigurðardóttir, author of "My Soul to Take: A Novel of Iceland."

Chatham University welcomes All-Campus Author Yrsa Sigurdardottir, author of "My Soul to Take: A Novel of Iceland."

Chatham University welcomed Yrsa Sigurðardóttir, author of crime novel "My Soul to Take: A Novel of Iceland" for a free public reading and signing at on Monday, November 5, in the Eddy Theater, Shadyside Campus.

Sigurðardóttir is an Icelandic writer of both crime-novels and children's fiction and is Chatham's 2012 All-Campus Author. As part of the All-Campus Author program, first-year students at Chatham are studying "My Soul to Take: A Novel of Iceland" in preparation for her visit. Students and faculty across disciplines share in the opportunity to read the year's book and interact with its author in an intimate campus setting.

This event is held in conjunction with Chatham University's Global Focus program, which concentrates on one country or region of the world each year to enable the college community to engage in a comprehensive study of that region. This year's region of focus is Scandinavia.

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