MVCC's Study Abroad!
MVCC will offer SA300, a Humanities course with a study tour to Amsterdam and Paris in Spring 2013! In addition, at least ten $500 Auxiliary Services Corporation Study Abroad Scholarships are available to MVCC students! Contact CAAHabroad@mvcc.edu .
Why study abroad?
Studying abroad gives you the opportunity to travel and to get to know another culture first hand.
Studying abroad will help you develop new skills and give you opportunities beyond what you can have on your home campus.
You will learn about yourself. You will learn that you can do things you never imagined you would be able to do.
You will discover that you will learn more about your own country, in part because you will begin to see it from the point of view of those in your host country. You may have to explain the doings of the US to your overseas friends.
You will expand your world view. You won't see your home culture the same way. If you're lucky, you will return not only with friends from around the world but you will also be more informed and less biased about other cultures.
Many study abroad programs are either in English-speaking countries OR, in non-English speaking countries, the academic courses for students from overseas may be in English. You don't need to speak a language other than English to study abroad, but think about this: study abroad is the best way to learn a language: by immersion.
Studying abroad may improve your employment opportunities in an increasingly competitive job market. Only 4% of US undergraduates study abroad in a world marketplace that is increasingly globalized.
And for even more reasons--all of them in three words by people who have studied overseas--check out http://storify.com/culturalvistas/whystudyabroad-in-3words
NOTE: As you read this, MVCC is deciding what study abroad course to offer in 2013. In the meantime, please visit www.ccisabroad.org and www.sunysystemabroad.com-- and feel free to contact email@example.com or stop in to ACC224 to discuss your plans!
My First Visit to MVCC by Visiting Professor Oanh Thieu
Oanh Thieu is MVCC's fifth visiting professor from Vietnam. This is her first time visiting the U.S., and she will be sharing her observations and experiences here.
She is the head of the English Department at Kien Giang Community College in the Mekong Delta region of Vietnam. Thieu has an M.A. in Teaching English as a Second Language from Can Tho University.
- Good bye and thank you my new friends in MVCC!
- Experiences from visiting classes in MVCC
- Good time with children and the Root Glen Garden
- New experiences
- Trips to Washington, DC and New York City
- International Festival
- Standing in lines: a good habit that we need to learn
- My first blog: My first impression about people at MVCC
MVCC Vietnam Adventure
Dr. Sandra Engel
Director of International Education
Alumni College Center, Room 224
Telehone - 315.792.5450
Email Study Abroad