Connecticut College is a selective liberal arts college that educates global citizens who are prepared to make a difference. Located in the historic whaling city of New London, the 750-acre arboretum campus overlooks both the Thames River and Long Island Sound. It is within minutes of a transportation hub providing access to Providence, Boston and New York City. Founded in 1911 as a college for women in a state where higher education was reserved for men, Connecticut College has long supported underrepresented populations and maintains a commitment to environmental stewardship and social justice. Conn became co-ed in 1969. Among Conn College's many unique qualities, perhaps most noteworthy is its innovative curriculum, called Connections. In this visionary approach to the liberal arts, students examine issues from a multitude of angles and draw connections between their experiences inside and outside the classroom. Working with a team of advisers, students build an intentionally integrated study plan, and set a course for their personal and professional lives. Conn's well-established career program is directly connected with the academic experience, and guarantees every student a funded internship before they graduate. A network of accomplished alumni around the globe helps ensure that students' internships are relevant to their studies and career aspirations.One of the hallmarks of Connecticut College is the 94-year-old Honor Code, including self-scheduled exams, which fosters an atmosphere of trust and mutual respect among students, faculty and staff. Through a system of shared governance, students participate in campus decision-making and serve in leadership roles. A member of the New England Small College Athletic Conference, Conn offers students the opportunity to compete both in NCAA Division III team sports and club sports. About 30 percent of students are varsity athletes. There is no Greek system at Connecticut College, but students may choose from nearly 100 clubs and organizations. There is a strong focus on the arts, and the campus boasts seven a cappella groups. More than half of students spend a semester or a year studying abroad.