FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Broward College Announces Three New Faculty-Led Study Abroad Programs
Fort Lauderdale, Fla (November 7, 2016) – Broward College has announced three new study abroad locations for 2017, opening the door for travel to exotic destinations for immerse cultural experiences which broaden academic horizons. The new locations include an inaugural trip to Cuba, a dual tour of Japan and Singapore and an exploration of Canada. The programs will allow students to pursue courses in communication, photography, Spanish language, and business.
“Study abroad opportunities are integral to students as they prepare to compete in an increasingly globalized workforce—one which requires strong intercultural communication skills and global competency,” said Liz Vocasek, director of Study Abroad & Global Engagement at Broward College. “Taking a trip somewhere is a wonderful personal experience, and study abroad elevates travel and education by combining a community of learners with seasoned professors and study abroad professionals who support them in navigating and understanding the travel process, while translating their classroom experience into the real world,” she said.
The programs will give students an opportunity to travel internationally with two professors and receive up to six credits upon completion of the program. Trip durations span from one to two weeks and are open to students in all areas of study. Students must have a 2.5 cumulative GPA or higher and be at least 18 years of age.
Study abroad programs, while different in their academic goals, ascribe to the same mission of providing students with immersive, enlightening cultural experiences which enrich their understanding of the world:
Canada – This program will take students to Toronto for two weeks to enhance their understanding of culture and communication. Students will have the opportunity to visit Niagara Falls, Casa Loma, and enjoy the Danforth Festival.
Cuba –This one-week program combines coursework in Spanish language and digital photography. Participants will travel to Havana and Viñales to study the similarities and differences between the U.S. and Cuba while experiencing the island’s famous architecture, city life and small town charm.
Japan and Singapore – This 10-day program to Japan and Singapore will provide students the opportunity learn about the business management culture in Asia. Participants will visit insurance and financial institutions as well as cultural sites like temples and gardens.
In addition to the new summer locations, Honors College students will be completing a service-learning project in Brazil and science students will venture to the Peruvian Amazon to study zoology during spring break 2017.
Program fees range from $2,500 to $4,500, and cover the cost of international health insurance, airfare, ground transportation, accommodations, guided city tours, entrance fees and some meals, though does not include Broward College tuition or textbooks. Broward College degree-seeking students may be eligible to apply for the following grants and scholarships administered by the College:
• Faculty-Led Program Travel Grant – awards up to $1000 towards program fee for degree-seeking students
• Honors Grant for Study Abroad – awards up to $1500 to Honors College students
• Financial Aid Study Abroad Scholarship – available to degree-seeking financial aid recipients who have been accepted to participate in a faculty-led program
Applications are now being accepted for the spring and summer 2017 study abroad programs. To apply, please visit http://www.broward.edu/international/studyabroad/Pages/All-Programs.aspx
Applications for students seeking grant funding is November 10. For general program deadlines please visit the Study Abroad webpages at www.broward.edu/studyabroad or email Liz Vocasek, the Director of Study Abroad & Global Engagement, at firstname.lastname@example.org
About Broward College:
Serving more than 63,000 students annually, Broward College provides residents with certificate programs, two-year university-transfer degrees, two-year career degrees and baccalaureate degrees in selected programs. The mission of the college is to provide high-quality educational programs and services that are affordable and accessible to a diverse community of learners. For more information, visit www.broward.edu.