Take a look at the upcoming Study Abroad Classes, and widen your world!
This course will be taught online in Spring 2021 and culminate in a study abroad portion during Spring Break (May 13-20, 2021).
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: $1,500.00* (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 – email@example.com
International Business & Technology Experience Program
(Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, exact dates for programs will be determined once these important teaching-and-learning experiences are considered advisable to continue.)
Apply to participate in short-term career-oriented experiences abroad! Each experience will encompass 10-14 days during a semester or break with a partner country. This may include visiting the country abroad OR hosting students from the partner country here in Ohio.
Cost – Individual costs to students will be minimized by grant awards, public & private partnerships.
Spring or Autumn Semester, 2022 – Columbus State students will travel to Dresden, Germany to partner with the students of the BSZET, tour German businesses and manufacturers such as BMW, visit many cultural sites & work on collaborative projects.
Spring or Autumn Semester, 2021 – Columbus State students will host German students in this ongoing yearly exchange. CSCC students with related majors will share hotel accommodations with a German partner, participate in business tours & local cultural events.
Interested in being a host? E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Autumn Semester, 2019 – Ten students representing Business, Engineering & Computer Science visited Dresden, Germany last September. This trip was supported by the generosity of Dresden Sister City Inc. nonprofits & business partners along with the cities of Columbus & Dresden.
Students stayed in a youth hostel with German students from our partner school BSZET, toured German manufacturers such as BMW, visited many cultural sites & worked on collaborative projects.
Spring Semester, 2021 - Plans are under way to visit Italy next year!
Genoa is a Columbus Sister City & the second largest shipping port in Italy.
This program will include a project with EuroFlora, a yearly exhibition of flowers & ornamental plants.
Applications for participation will be available soon focusing on Marketing, Supply Chain Management, Business Management and Landscape Management or Horticulture Majors.
For more information e-mail: email@example.com
IBTE Program Co-Chairs:
- Dr. Paul Carringer, Associate Professor Marketing
- Charla S. Fraley, Professor Business