Have you ever thought about traveling internationally while earning class credit? Do you want to stand out among your peers academically and professionally?
Central Piedmont’s Global Learning Office has various opportunities that allow you to do both!
Study Abroad: Central Piedmont offers short term and faculty-led study abroad programs during spring break and the summer term. Travel with faculty for 1 to 4 weeks and earn class credit. (Humanities 120 is an option for most programs along with the discipline attached to the program).
By studying abroad, participants gain cultural sensitivity, foreign language skills, and a global perspective. This translates to competitiveness in the job market, as employers are increasingly looking for workers who have international skills and experience. Check out our amazing program locations for 2020 and apply now (programs are filling up quickly).
NC Scholars of Global Distinction: The N.C. Scholars of Global Distinction is designed to equip students with the global competencies and skills needed for the 21st-century workforce. Participating students will expand their intercultural awareness and understanding of the global relevance of their college studies by completing the program’s requirements. This honors program sets students apart from their peers and enhances their résumés.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is urging U.S. residents to avoid non-essential travel to West Africa due to the unprecedented Ebola outbreak. Travel warnings have been issued for Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia. Travelers could become infected if they come into contact with blood or body fluids from someone who is sick or has died from Ebola, sick wildlife, or meat from an infected animal. Please keep in mind that Ebola is highly infectious but is not highly contagious. Ebola cannot spread in the air, unlike the flu and tuberculosis. You can only catch the virus by direct contact with blood and other bodily fluids. If any CPCC employees or students must travel to this region please contract Environmental Health and Safety at ext. 6580 or Aashima.Rodkey@cpcc.edu for details on precautionary measures.
EHS will continue working closely with health agencies and keep the college abreast of any pertinent updates.
What are you doing for your next Spring Break? Want to spend it exploring a new culture, tasting authentic Jamaican food, and sight-seeing the natural beauty of the Caribbean? The Global Learning Office will be sponsoring a Spring 2015 Study Abroad program to Jamaica and you could be a
part of this educational experience.
This program will give you the opportunity to explore Jamaica behind the scenes – including culinary delights, the Bob Marley Museum, native animals at the Jamaica Zoo, the role of education in Jamaica at the University of the West Indies, the natural scenery of Coyaba River Gardens, and historical and important religious artifacts.
Travel Dates: March 7-14-, 2015
Applications Due: October 31, 2014
Program Costs – $2070+
3.0 College Credits – COM 140-60 (Summer 2015)
Course will count as an elective
Interested? Talk to us ASAP to learn more about the program and how to apply. Contact Dr. Anne McIntosh at Anne.McIntosh@cpcc.edu or the Global Learning Office at Global.Learning@cpcc.edu
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.
The club members found the experience both exciting and educational. Having attended the local conference at UNCC last fall, many of the students had experienced Model UN on a small scale, but the National level conferences are a different matter altogether. The Harvard conference is held each year in mid-February. It brings together more than 3,000 students from around the world, from small colleges to large universities such as Harvard and Yale, to schools from Holland, Indonesia, and the People’s Republic of China among many others. CPCC was the only community college world-wide to participate in the conference.
For four days the CPCC delegation debated and addressed problems of modern world diplomacy, including the logistics of assisting refugees, the impact of the internet on intellectual property rights, Hezbollah and Hamas, international safety standards for nuclear energy, and child health in the developing world. Members of the CPCC club said that their experiences expanded their cultural awareness and interpersonal skills and gave them insights into the organization and handling of large events.
Future plans for the club involve attending the local training conference at UNCC and the Southern Regional Conference in Atlanta in the fall and founding a new Charlotte Regional Conference with three area universities to begin in spring 2013.
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