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 or by calling 704-330-6167.

Global Learning Open House
Thursday, Sept. 18
Overcash Lobby (in front of Halton Theater)
1-3 p.m.
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 Contact or 704.330.6167 with any questions.

2014 Study Abroad Information Sessions

Gain a global perspective * Make new connections * Enhance your résumé

Available for credit or personal enrichment!

Dreaming about studying overseas but aren’t sure where to begin? Join us to find out more at one of the following information sessions:

Costa Rica       Wed Nov 13 5 p.m.          Central Campus          Overcash 304

Japan               Tues Nov 19 12:30 p.m.       Central Campus          Overcash 212

Peru                 Tues Nov 19 2:30 p.m.         Central Campus          Overcash 306

Costa Rica       Mon Nov 25 1 p.m.         Central Campus          Overcash 340

Peru                 Mon Nov 25 2 p.m.         Levine Campus           LV 2215

Japan               Mon Nov 25 3 p.m.         Levine Campus           LV 2215

Paris                Tues Nov 26 2 p.m.         Central Campus          Overcash 304

Tanzania         Tues Nov 26 2:30 p.m.         Central Campus          Overcash 304

For more information, email or call 704.330.6167.

Free International Film Screening

Global Issues Forum Not my life
“Not My Life”
Pease Auditorium
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  To RSVP, email us at or call ext. 6167.  This event is free and open to students, staff and the public.



Global Learning News

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


 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.

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Interested in international trivia? Up to speed on current events?  Want to network with members of the Charlotte academic, corporate and non-profit communities who are active on international issues?  Join the CPCC team for Worldquest, a trivia event run by the World Affairs Council of Charlotte.  For more information, visit Interested students who would like to join CPCC’s  team should contact  Brooke Busbee at

Visiting Scholar Welcome

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

Opportunity to Study Literature in England, Scotland and Ireland!

Opportunity to Study Literature in England, Scotland and Ireland!

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.

Apply today at

Information Sessions About Study Abroad Opportunities at CPCC

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

Clay, Food & Art History: Two Weeks In Tuscany!

Clay, Food & Art History: Two Weeks In Tuscany!Tuscany

May 5 – 18, 2013

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

Congratulations to CPCC’s Global Learning Team

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.Go Global!

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.

German Study Programs Offer Job, New Learning Opportunities

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 aGerman Flag 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
To learn about Charlotte’s German companies and CPCC’s scholarship opportunities, please visit

CPCC Global Learning Office Open House Sept. 28

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 or stop by the Global Learning Office – Overcash 303


Go Global!

Go Global!

Go Global!

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 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