Global Issues Forum
“Not My Life”
Learning Resource Center, Central Campus
November 12, 2013; 6 – 8:30 p.m.
In coordination with Charlotte’s World Affairs Council and CPCC Student Life, CPCC’s Global Learning Office will screen the documentary “Not My Life.” Directed by Oscar nominee Robert Bilheimer, this film probes the dark, hidden, and often unspeakable realities of human trafficking and modern-day slavery– multi-billion dollar global industries that earn their profits, as the film’s narration says, “on the backs and in the beds of our planet’s youth.” The film is part of a global awareness campaign on modern slavery. There will be a moderated Q&A session after the screening. For more information about the event, you can visit our website at www.cpcc.edu/study-abroad. To RSVP, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call ext. 6167. This event is free and open to students, staff and the public.
Come Learn about CPCC’s International Initiatives: Global Learning Open House Want to find out more about international opportunities? CPCC’s Global Learning Office will be hosting an Open House on Thursday, Sept. 26 from 1:30-3 p.m. in the Overcash Lobby. Come and meet our study abroad alumni, learn about the new programs for 2014 and the internationally themed events that will be taking place here in Charlotte. Refreshments will be served and attendees will get to help us judge our photo contest for the best pictures taken during our 2013 programs. Faculty, students and staff are all welcome. If you have any questions, contact Brooke Busbee at email@example.com.
Internationalize your CPCC Experience Go Global Student Club Meeting
Wednesday, Sept. 18
Overcash 302, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Come join us for the inaugural Go Global Student Club meeting. This student organization’s goal is to equip its members with an international perspective. The Go Global club meets to discuss international issues and travels domestically searching to explore the rich culture and heritage of the many different peoples that live in the USA. We also promote the numerous CPCC study abroad programs and encourage students to travel the world. Any person that attends will leave with a new appreciation of the culture in which they come from as well as have the opportunity to become a part of the Charlotte international community.
Join us in welcoming Thomas Eberl. Tom is studying with as at CPCC this semester through a program called Congress-Bundestag Young Professionals Exchange (CBYX). This program is a fellowship funded by the German Bundestag and U.S. Congress, that annually provides 75 American and 75 German Young Professionals the opportunity to spend one year in each others’ countries, studying, interning and living with hosts on a cultural immersion program. If you would like to learn more about the program, or potentially host Tom in your classroom for a presentation on Germany or his experience as an exchange student, please contact the Global Learning office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Opportunity to Study Literature in England, Scotland and Ireland!
Bring English literature to life – not just through readings and analysis, but by putting yourself in the shoes of your favorite authors. This summer, CPCC’s ENG 242-99 course will be conducted online and abroad to enable students a unique opportunity to explore prominent English, Scottish and Irish authors and their literary works. This excursion will explore the diversity and literary history of Edinburgh, Scotland and London with an optional extension to Dublin, Ireland. Participants will enjoy immersing themselves in bustling cities rich in history and culture, beautiful country sides, cathedrals and castles.
Brazil Information Session – November 27, 2012, at 1 p.m. in OC 305
Program – June 2013, Scholarships Available – Deadline: Dec. 1, 2012
Interested in learning more about how the global economy is developing? Come join us for an information session about our 2013 summer study excursion to Brazil. Brazil is one of the fastest growing economies in the world, currently
ranked sixth in GDP globally. In recent years it has joined China, India and Russia as one of the leading emerging and influential markets in the global economy. This has spurred the development of a growing middle class, but broad socio-economic divides still remain in this diverse country. This two-week excursion will help prepare you for international companies that are increasingly looking for graduates who understand the Brazilian market and are familiar with the culture of Latin America’s largest country. The trip will include visits to two to three Brazilian cities, visits with local businesses and sightseeing.
Information session – December 6, 2012, at 11 a.m. in TE 517
Program – March 8-16, 2013, Deadline: Dec. 7, 2012
“A Taste of Paris” is the premiere venture to France to experience French cuisine and learn more about the influence it maintains on today’s world of culinary arts. Join us for an information session about our 2013 spring break study in Paris, France. Discover the food, culture and art in Paris. This excursion will visit the Louvre, Notre Dame, the Latin Quarter, Eiffel Tower and Versailles. During free time, participants will visit local markets with amazing French bread, cheese and pastries shops.
Questions about either? Contact the Global Learning Office at 704-330-6167
CPCC teacher and ceramics sculptor Paula Smith, and Winthrop University art historian Laura Dufresne are leading a spring trip to La Meridiana International School of Ceramics in Tuscany. Students from novice to advanced will explore the medium of clay as well as lectures, trips to art historical sites, museum tours, wine tastings, great food and the experience of a lifetime. The cost of the trip is about $2,760, not including airfare. For more information about this incredible opportunity, contact email@example.com.
Congratulations to CPCC’s Global Learning team which was recently awarded a 2012-13 Harris T. Wofford Global Service Fellowship from the CCID and Cross Cultural Solutions.
The CPCC team submitted a proposal for faculty led service learning programs which was approved by the CCID.As a result, CPCC was the recipient of a fellowship that will allow students to further participate in service learning programs. Congratulations on this accomplishment.
Did you know Charlotte is home to almost 250 companies from German-speaking Europe? These companies represent a variety of fields, including engineering, manufacturing and automotive; and are interested in employees with both a working knowledge of their industry and the German language.
This abundance of German-centric companies in the Queen City means job opportunities exist for individuals who are pursuing or have a degree/background in German.
CPCC recognizes this, which is why the College is expanding its German programs of study to include new and exciting academic courses, study abroad opportunities and innovative learning tracks, such as:
four levels of German language programs.
German classes, for the first time, at the CPCC Levine Campus.
a study abroad trip to Heidelberg, Germany, in July 2013. (Scholarships are available for this trip through the German Language and Culture Foundation.)
strong partnerships with local business and industry through its apprenticeship, mechatronics and IHK Karlsruhe programs.
To learn more about CPCC’s German programs of study, please contact Daniela Weinert at 704.330.6044 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The CPCC Global Learning Office will be hosting its inaugural Open House extravaganza on Sept. 28 in Overcash 302 from 1-3 p.m. This will be a chance to meet and greet the Global Learning office staff and the “Go Global Club” members. If you are interested in studying abroad, joining the Go Global student organization, or learning about the different cultures and countries of the world, please visit us. This is an informal event, and will allow CPCC students to network, have light refreshments and share stories about their global travel. Don’t miss it! If you have questions, please contact email@example.com or stop by the Global Learning Office – Overcash 303
2012 is the year to Go Global with CPCC! Go Global Study Abroad Club is currently offering study abroad programs to China, Costa Rica, France, Germany and more. Studying abroad is a great opportunity for students to develop cross-cultural skills, boost language skills, gain a sense of independence, gain work skills, see new places, give back and make connections around the world. Fundraising, scholarships and financial aid may be available for students who participate. All majors are welcome.
Go Global meetings are held every first and third Thursday of the month.
The next meeting will be held:
When: Thursday, Feb. 16; 2 – 3 p.m.
Where: Central Campus, Overcash Building, Room 307
For more information, please visit http://www.cpcc.edu/study-abroad or visit the International Learning office located on Central Campus, Overcash Building, Room 303 or call 704.330.6167.
Written by Angela Perry
Communications and Journalism Co-op Student, CPCC