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photo of Barcelona

The Business Programs Department will be traveling to Spain in May, 2018.  The course will be BMGT 1798 –Study Abroad/Global Management – Spain. This eight week course is open to all students but a preference will be given to Business Program majors.  Knowledge of Spanish is not a requirement.

Please join us for an exciting study abroad experience in beautiful Madrid and Barcelona and learn first-hand the operations of three companies.  We will be discovering what is involved to operate a company within the EU as well as in a global environment.  Also planned is a meeting with a senior political analyst from the European Commission to discuss membership in the EU and the workings of commerce among member and non-member countries. 

For further information please contact:  Terrie Stolte,, 614-287-2798.

Cost:  $3600 estimate; also, does not include tuition & fees.   There may be scholarships available.



Faculty Lead Rebecca Mobley (

Study abroad in Guatemala

This course will be taught online in Spring 2017 and culminate in a study abroad portion during the College's spring break in March 2017.

Earn credit for SSCI 1798: Learning Through Service: An International Experience in Guatemala - and study abroad for  in Guatemala!

The study abroad tour, and corresponding course, is designed to introduce students to the magnificent wonders of Mayan culture past and present and develop a deeper understanding of the issues facing this indigenous population. Our journey will take us to places in and around the indigenous Mayan community of San Lucas Toliman where a significant portion of our time will be spent learning and serving at projects sponsored by the local mission.  We will learn about, and serve at the various projects the mission has started, including: reforestation, medical and dental clinics, school, women's center, + others.  However, the largest focus of our work will be helping a local family build a new home.  Our group will be paired with a local family to begin construction on the house floor/walls/roof while we are visiting.  Construction skills are not necessary to help with this project, but what is required is an open-mind to learn the indigenous ways of building and working together on a large project.

Our journey will also include some additional amazing experiences in the other locations we may visit:

 - Meeting local artisans, learning about their trade, and shopping for their wares

- Taking a boat tour of Lake Atitlan and visiting some of the other surrounding villages

- Traveling into rural communities (we may attend local markets, help with health and wellness checks, or attend traditional religious services)

- Touring the community of San Lucas Toliman, and meeting local residents

- Plus, much more!

 Cost:  $2,000.00* (includes roundtrip airfare, city/in-country transportation, most meals & unlimited purified water, lodging, tips, entrance and guided tour fees)

 *Does not include tuition, textbooks, passport, excess baggage fees, food while at airports, or suggested vaccinations

For more information on this exciting and enriching study abroad opportunity, contact Rebecca Mobley –



Mexico (Nursing)

photosNursing Students: Utilize your nursing skills to help deliver health care in Mexico

Faculty Leads
March Trip – Susan Poling (
July Trip– Jackie Miller (

Earn credit for NURS 1109: Cultural Immersion in Health Promotion of Family and Community and assist a volunteer mission medical team for 4 days in Mexico

This one-credit trip/course is offered twice in 2015, and students may opt for either the March trip (SP2015) or the one in July (SU2015).

It is intended to provide students with the opportunity to gain exposure to different cultures and clinical settings. Students will spend nights in a Methodist church in Mercedes, Texas, then work during the day with primary health care providers in ambulatory care clinics across the border in Nuevo Progresso, Mexico.

This program is part of a mission sponsored by the United Methodist Volunteers in Mission and Ohio Health, in collaboration with the Oriental Conference of the Mexican Methodist Church.

Highlights Include:

Experiencing Mexican culture first hand
Working with patients and medical teams in a real-world context
Examining differing health care beliefs and practices in northern Mexico
Learning to identify the physical, psychological and spiritual needs of patients

Cost: $250 + airfare (estimated $300-$600 r/t)

Does not include passport, excess baggage fees, or suggested vaccinations.


This trip is strictly limited to nursing students and is by instructor permission only
This trip is part of a Christian mission, but all religions are welcome




cuba streetscape

Students were among the first U.S. citizens to visit Cuba since the relaxing of the embargo!

 Students completed Global Business Management (BMGT 1798 - Special Topics)* during Autumn Semester 2015, and spent 8 days in Cuba developing international business skills and experiencing what it means to be a global citizen.

Students attended classroom sessions at a local school, and visit entrepreneur businesses.

CubaStudy content included:

  • Entrepreneur Business acumen
  • Cultural awareness and protocol
  • US and Cuba business relationships
  • Project planning and organizing
  • Translating business principles to the local business environment.

What else students experienced:

  • Meet local business owners/entrepreneurs
  • Visit a bioreserve
  • Visit a Sugar Mill
  • Visit an organic farm and local agricultural co-ops
  • Immersion in local culture

Cost: $3,715

Included: Round-trip airfare, inter-country flights, accommodations, some meals, tips and entrance fees for scheduled group activities, and insurance. Tuition and textbooks are not included.

Cuba Trip Flyer


Mexico (Modern Languages)

Faculty Contact:  Eleanor Opitz (

Study Abroad in MexicoStudents have the option of completing either 2 or 4 credit hours in Spanish while studying Spanish in Cuernavaca, Mexico for either 2 or 4 weeks. Study Spanish in the Mexican City of Eternal Spring!

Students of Spanish will have the opportunity to be immersed in the Spanish language and culture while living in Cuernavaca, Mexico with a Mexican host family for either two weeks or four weeks. Students will study Spanish with native Spanish speakers at Cemanahuac Educational Community in Cuernavaca, Mexico. Students will study in small classes for four hours per day, and then have the rest of the day to explore Cuernavaca and other fascinating places in the Mexican state of Morelos and Mexico City along with students from around the US and the world.

Highlights include:

  • Studying with native-speaking Spanish teachers
  • Living with a Mexican host family in Cuernavaca, a beautiful city with an eternal spring climate located an hour away from Mexico City
  • Taking field strips to archaeological sites with Cemanahuac staff anthropologist

Possible excursions to:

  • Taxco, the silver city
  • Teotihuacan, the Pyramids of the Sun and the Moon
  • Tepoztlan, the enchanting village
  • The Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City
  • The Templo Mayor, Palace of Fine Arts, National Palace and Cathedral in Mexico City
  • Puebla, the city of angels
  • Xochicalco, an ancient commercial and astronomical center
  • Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo´s world, Arts of Mexico
  • Participating in one of the volunteer programs in Cuernavaca
  • Taking walking tours of Cuernavaca
  • Learning local crafts—cooking and back strap weaving
  • Shopping for incredible handicrafts in the mercados
  • Eating authentic Mexican cuisine

Two weeks: June 27-July 11
Four weeks: June 27-July 25

The two-week program cost $1995.00
The four-week program cost $2990.00


Faculty Lead: Dr. Erica Swarts (

Golden PavilionThis course was taught online Spring semester 2014, and culminated in an eleven-day trip to Japan during the semester break in May.

Earned credit for SSCI 1798: Japanese Anthropology – and study abroad for 11 days in Japan.

This experience will introduce students to the culture and diversity of Japan, a land where the ancient and cutting edge coexist. Japan offers an excellent opportunity to study different aspects of culture (history, economics, religion, politics, art and architecture, group dynamics, etc.) from an anthropological perspective. This tour starts upon arrival in Osaka. We will first work our way south to Hiroshima, and then back north to Kyoto, Hakone, and finally, Kamakura and Tokyo.

Highlights included:

  • Guided tours of Tokyo, Kyoto and Hiroshima
  • Excursions to the Great Buddha of Kamakura, ancient imperial palaces and medieval castles, the Golden Pavilion, Meiji and Miyajima Shrines, and the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Museum, and many more sites
  • An air-conditioned, movie- and karaoke-equipped tour bus, the preferred method of sightseeing in Japan
  • Two trips on the superfast Shinkansen (bullet train)
  • A cruise on beautiful Lake Hakone and a cable car ride up Mt. Komagatake to glimpse Mt. Fuji
  • An array of amazing regional foods
  • For the "daring," a chance to soak in a hot spring
  • And so much more!

Denmark and Germany - COMPLETED

Lead: Carmen Daniels (

Occurred May 2014

CopenhagenThis exciting journey began in Denmark and ended in Berlin, Germany with a visit to Sweden in between. Students gained an understanding of global business issues in key EU markets, first hand. Though tourist sights are part of the journey, this was not a tour. Students engaged in the study of international business and hopefully, begin to develop a global mindset.

To prepare for the overseas portion of the program, students participated in a special section of SCM-1190, International Business. The course was online in spring 2014. Participation in inter-college activities and assignments with students from three US community colleges was also part of the course.

Danish business faculty led the overseas component of the program along with US faculty. By preparing a team business presentation and participating in a Danish-style exam, students experienced the differences in educational systems and honed their cultural awareness. The academic part of the overseas experience was balanced by visits to cultural and fun sites.

Highlights included:

  • Classes taught in English by Danish and US faculty at a Danish college
  • Visits to Danish and German businesses including Rittersport (chocolate)
  • Tivoli Gardens amusement park
  • Viking Museum
  • Cultural tours in Copenhagen and Berlin
  • Day-trip to Sweden
  • Immersion into local culture
  • Free time to explore each city

Guatemala - COMPLETED

Faculty Lead Rebecca Mobley (

Study abroad in GuatemalaThe course has been offered several times and culminates in a ten-day study abroad portion.

Earned credit for SSCI 1798: Learning Through Service: An International Experience in Guatemala - and study abroad for 10 days in Guatemala!

The 10-day study abroad tour, and corresponding course, introduced students to the magnificent wonders of Mayan culture past and present and develop a deeper understanding of the issues facing this indigenous population. Students visited various locations throughout Guatemala, and engaged in a wide variety of activities meant to introduce them to the lives and culture of Mayan peoples throughout Guatemala. Our journey took us to places in and around Antigua, Guatemala City, San Lucas Toliman, and Flores.

Highlights included:

  • Climbing the active Volcan Pecaya.
  • Meeting local artisans.
  • Engaging in service learning projects at the San Lucas Toliman Mission (reforestation, fair trade coffee project, women's center, medical and dental clinic, etc.).
  • Special talks by local residents about the Mayan genocide.
  • Boat tour of Lake Atitlan.
  • Midnight jungle tour.
  • Guided tour at the Tikal National Park.
  • Early morning bird watching in the jungle.
  • Visits to the homes of indigenous Mayans where we will learn to make homemade tortillas, have a lesson in the local Mayan dialect, and learn about life before, during and after the genocide.
  • Plus, much more!