Monday, June 22, 2009

Student travel opportunites

Hey students....do you want to learn about different cultures and countries with overseas travel? We have a travel study program that not only organizes the trip and the class work, but also helps to pay for some of the expense. Here's a note from Dean Espey about how you can get involved:

Volunteer State Community College students will have an expanded opportunity for travel/study in the Tennessee Consortium for International Studies (TnCIS) program in 2010. The TnCIS Program will expand to include new programs for 2010 in India, China, Italy and the Czech Republic.

These programs will be in addition to existing programs planned to continue in a number of countries including England, The Netherlands, Scotland, France, South Africa, Greece, Spain, Brazil, Mexico, Jamaica, and Ireland.

Fifteen Vol State students took part in the 2009 program studying and traveling in seven of the TnCIS program countries and 215 total students from across the state TBR system took part in 2009, slightly more than double the number from 2008.

VSCC faculty will be involved in 2010 with Mr. Keith Bell scheduled to teach in the South Africa program, Ms. Tonya Daniels scheduled to teach in the Mexico program and Dr. John Espey schedule to teach and Direct the Ireland program.

TnCIS programs involve an immersion in the culture of another country and an opportunity to study at foreign site. Each program involves visiting historical and cultural sites and cities in the host country. Students from VSCC will be eligible to apply for scholarship assistance through the VSCC International Education Committee. All programs involve travel/study that begins soon after the completion of the Spring 2010 Semester and usually last about three weeks.

Information about each program’s cost, dates of travel study, and applications for scholarship assistance will be available during the forthcoming fall and Spring Semester. Students can fill out a brief form in the Academic Business Division that will allow them to be kept up to date on forthcoming meetings and deadlines

John H. Espey
Academic Dean, Business Division
Chairman, International Education Committee
So, what is the travel study experience like? Here's a You Tube video of Vol State Paralegal students on a travel study trip to London: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkszX9hy0Hg

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