Support Study Abroad

This June, CPCC faculty and students from a variety of our allied health programs will be going to Ibarra, Ecuador, to provide medical services and patient education to children and adults.

There are a few ways that you can support our cause:

  • Eat in or dine out at Nothing but Noodles on Tuesday, September 25. Be sure to mention “Study Abroad” at the register.
  • Fulfill your Family Campaign donation by supporting our trip

Thank you for your support!

Central Piedmont’s Global Learning Office hits its Generation Study Abroad Goal Ahead of Schedule

In 2014, the Institute of International Education (IIE) launched “Generation Study Abroad,”

Britney Jolly in front of an amblulance

Britney Jolly

a five-year initiative to double the number of U.S. students studying abroad by the end of the decade.

Central Piedmont Community College responded to the IIE’s challenge, pledging it would increase the number of students it was sending overseas by 70 percent and double the number of countries available to study abroad students by 2020. (At the time the pledge was signed, CPCC was sending approximately 35 students to four different countries.

The Global Learning Office is pleased to announce that it has achieved the goals it set forth for the program almost four years ago, two years ahead of schedule.

During the 2017-2018 academic year, the college sent 60 students to nine different countries for study abroad opportunities in England, Ireland, Wales, Guatemala, Peru, Spain, France, Germany and Italy. (Programs are currently being planned for a variety of new locations, including Ecuador, India and Japan.)

All study abroad experiences are led by a diverse faculty pool, representing a variety of career fields such as the culinary arts, history, humanities, health sciences and international business and others to give students the global competencies and skills needed for today’s 21st century workforce.

“Research shows that international experience is one of the most important components of a higher education experience,” explains Nadine Russell, director of global learning at Central Piedmont. “Central Piedmont is committed to infusing global perspectives throughout its curriculum and teaching the competencies needed for students to succeed in the global economy, regardless of if they’re able to travel outside the state of North Carolina. At Central Piedmont, we believe ‘it is all global.’”

To help students broaden their horizons and journey beyond North Carolina’s state lines, the college offers a number of scholarship opportunities, from sources including the U.S. State Department, the German Language and Culture Foundation in Charlotte, the French Embassy, Central Piedmont’s Foundation, Generation Study Abroad, crowd funding by faculty/students, Central Piedmont’s Student Life, and Partners of the Americas, to cut students’ travel costs.

This past summer, Central Piedmont student Britney Jolly travelled to Guatemala for two weeks where she participated in a variety of service initiatives, including providing hands-on health services to locals.

“I was blessed to have the opportunity to study abroad in Tecpan, Guatemala, this past summer with Central Piedmont’s Global engagement program,” explains Jolly. “While abroad, I gained so much understanding about the differences their culture holds from ours, which in the end has helped me grow as an individual as well as a nursing student. This experience has inspired me to become more involved in the community and has changed the way I look at and live my life.”

Going forward, Central Piedmont hopes to recruit even more students like Britney into its study abroad program, giving others the opportunity to prepare for life and work in a global society. To learn more, visit cpcc.edu/study-abroad/study-abroad or call 704.330.6167.

Are You Interested in Service and Seeing the World?

Service-Learning will be taking eight students to Panajachel, Guatemala, for an Alternative Spring Break Trip! images

We will be offering eight students a $1,000 dollar scholarship to assist with paying for the trip.

This trip will take place March 11-18, 2017, and with the scholarship, will cost you approximately $1,000. That price will cover airfare, hotel and most of your meals.

For more information on this exciting opportunity please visit: http://www.cpcc.edu/service-learning/events-and-programs/ASB

The application deadline is November 4, 2016.

If you have any questions, please contact dena.shonts@cpcc.edu or 704.330.6558.

Visit Nothing But Noodles on September 22 to Help CPCC’s Study Abroad Program

Did you know that the number one cause of death of women in Peru is cervical cancer? The main reason for this statistic is limited access to the screenings we take for granted. CPCC Medical Career students are participating in a global Nothing But Noodlesmedical service learning experience by spending two weeks in Cusco, Peru, to support women’s health through cervical cancer screenings and other health screenings such as immunizations and laboratory work.

To assist with this cause, Nothing But Noodles has generously decided to donate a portion of its proceeds to CPCC’s Study Abroad – Medical Service Learning initiative.

To participate, simply visit the Nothing But Noodles location at 1605 Elizabeth Ave. on Thursday, September 22 and mention “CPCC Study Abroad” at the register. You can support the cause by dining at any time throughout the day; dining in or carryout orders apply.

Thank you for your support!

 

Study Abroad in Jamaica During Spring Break 2017

Students have the opportunity to earn up to six credit hours of college credit and travel during Spring Break to Jamaica. ENG111 Instructor Kimberly Saunders and COM140 Instructor Anne McIntosh are teaming up to offer ENG111 (3.0 credit hours) and COM140 (3.0 credit hours) short session online for spring 2017 with a travel component that will occur during Spring Break 2017 (so as to not interfere with any CPCC courses). The cost of the trip is approximately $2,500. Interested students can complete an application at https://www.cpcc.edu/study-abroad/programs/jamacia and pay a $100 non-refundable fee. Please contact Ms. Saunders if you are interested in registering for the ENG111 course and/or Dr. McIntosh if you are interested in registering for the COM140 (Intercultural Communication) class.

Visit Nothing But Noodles on April 21 to Help CPCC’s Study Abroad Program

Did you know that the number one cause of death of women in Peru is cervical cancer? The main reason for this statistic is limited access to the screenings we take for granted. CPCC Medical Career students are participating in a global medical service learning experience by spending two weeks in Cusco, Peru, to support women’s health through cervical cancer screenings and other health screenings such as immunizations and laboratory work.

To assist with this cause, Nothing But Noodles has generously decided to donate 10 percent of its proceeds to CPCC’s Study Abroad – Medical Service Learning initiative.

To participate, simply visit the Nothing But Noodles location at 1605 Elizabeth Ave. on Thursday, April 21 and mention “CPCC Study Abroad” at the register. You can support the cause by dining at anytime throughout the day, dining in or carryout orders apply.

Thank you for your support!

 

CPCC German Students Honored at Fundraiser Event

On Friday, Sept. 19, CPCC’s German students were honored at the German Language and Culture Foundation’s fundraiser event “Rock the Foundation” at the Old Mecklenburg Brewery. The event celebrated students from the greater Charlotte area who attended a month-long study abroad trip to

German Scholarships

(l. to r.) Daniela Weinert, Cheyenne Jarrell, Fredric Hoeffler, Madison Kaiser, Nadine Russell

Heidelberg, Germany, this June. The foundation is giving away yearly $ 100,000 in scholarships for students to study in a German speaking country.

Visit Nothing But Noodles on March 19 to Help CPCC’s Study Abroad Program

Did you know that the number one cause of death of women in Peru is cervical cancer? The main reason for this statistic is limited access to the screenings we take for granted. CPCC Medical Career students are participating in a global medical service learning experience by spending two weeks in Cusco, Peru, to support women’s health through cervical cancer screenings and other health screenings such as immunizations and laboratory work.

To assist with this cause, Nothing But Noodles has generously decided to donate 15 percent of its proceeds to CPCC’s Study Abroad – Medical Service Learning initiative.

To participate, simply visit the Nothing But Noodles location at 1605 Elizabeth Ave. on Thursday, March 19 and mention “CPCC Study Abroad” at the register. You can support the cause by dining at anytime throughout the day, dining in or carryout orders apply.

Thank you for your support!

 

Ceremony for German Study Abroad Scholarship Winners

On March 3, CPCC students Margaret Dugger, Frederic Hoeffler, Cheyenne Jarrell and Madison Kaiser were named the 2015 German Language & Culture Foundation Scholarship recipients. Each student will receive a $2,000 2015 German Scholarship Winnersscholarship will pay for their study abroad trip to Germany this June.

The gift to the college reinforces the GLCF’s commitment to supporting projects that help create long-term friendships and promote a better understanding between the people of German-speaking countries and the Charlotte metro region. Charlotte is a mecca for German-based business operations; the Queen City’s German companies employ more than 15,000 people across the region.

At the ceremony the students received congratulations from the president of the German Language and Culture Foundation, Brigitte Hartenstein and sponsors from the companies K&L Gates, Weima, ParkerPoe, and Leser LLC.

Visit Nothing But Noodles on March 5 to Help CPCC’s Study Abroad Program

Did you know that the number one cause of death of women in Peru is cervical cancer? The main reason for this statistic is limited access to the screenings we take for granted. CPCC Medical Career students are participating in a global medical service learning experience by spending two weeks in Cusco, Peru, to support women’s health through cervical cancer screenings and other health screenings such as immunizations and laboratory work.

To assist with this cause, Nothing But Noodles has generously decided to donate 15 percent of its proceeds to CPCC’s Study Abroad – Medical Service Learning initiative.

To participate, simply visit the Nothing But Noodles location at 1605 Elizabeth Ave. on Thursday, March 5 and mention “CPCC Study Abroad” at the register. You can support the cause by dining at anytime throughout the day, dining in or carryout orders apply.

Thank you for your support!

Visit Nothing But Noodles on Nov. 5 to Help CPCC’s Study Abroad Program

Did you know that the number one cause of death of women in Peru is cervical cancer? The main reason for this statistic is limited access to the screenings we take for granted. CPCC Medical Career students are participating in a global medical service learning experience by spending two weeks in Cusco, Peru, to support women’s health through cervical cancer screenings and other health screenings such as immunizations and laboratory work.
To assist with this cause, Nothing But Noodles has generously decided to donate 15 percent of its proceeds to CPCC’s Study Abroad – Medical Service Learning initiative.
To participate, simply visit the Nothing But Noodles location at 1605 Elizabeth Ave. on Wednesday, Nov. 5 and mention “CPCC Study Abroad” at the register. You can support the cause by dining at anytime throughout the day, dining in or carryout orders apply.
Thank you for your support!

Join the Go Global Club!

Are you interested in gaining a global perspective, traveling, or learning more about other cultures?  Come to the Go Global Club information session and check it out.  Everyone is welcome.

Information session – Wednesday, Sept 10 from 3-4 p.m. in Overcash, Room 305

Benefits of Membership:

  • Learn more about the world around you
  • Eligible to apply for the Go Global Club Study Abroad Scholarship – applicable to any CPCC program
  • Free or low cost tickets to Charlotte International events
  • Learn about ways to globalize your future or career
  • Meet interesting people from cultures all over the world

More information at – www.cpcc.edu/study-abroad/go-global-club/clubs-activities

Questions? – global.learning@cpcc.edu

Study Abroad Open House

Come learn about the international opportunities available to you. CPCC’s Global Learning Office will be hosting an Open House, giving you the chance to meet study abroad program leaders and alumni, learn about scholarship and fundraising opportunities and get your questions answered.  You will also learn about ways Go Global Clubto get involved on campus and free or low cost international opportunities in the Charlotte community.

2015 programs are open to students, staff and community members, and include Jamaica, Greece & Italy, the United Kingdom, China, Peru, Costa Rica, Brazil, France, Germany, Italy, Honduras, and Ghana.  You can find out more about them by visiting https://www.cpcc.edu/study-abroad/programs or by calling 704-330-6167.

Global Learning Open House
Thursday, Sept. 18
Overcash Lobby (in front of Halton Theater)
1-3 p.m.
Free
Refreshments will be served!

New Study Abroad Scholarships Available!

New Study Abroad Scholarships Available!

New Study Abroad Scholarships Available!

Are you interested in studying in Japan, the British Isles, or Greece & Italy this summer? CPCC’s Global Learning office is offering three brand new scholarships ($1000/student) for our 2014 summer programs to those countries. Applications and recommendations are due by January 31, 2014. Find all of the information at http://www.cpcc.edu/study-abroad/scholarships. Contact global.learning@cpcc.edu or 704.330.6167 with any questions.