Education Abroad announces five new programs
What do trekking through the Amazon, learning German, volunteering at girls’ school in Ghana, addressing global poverty, and hiking the Great Wall of China have in common? They are all part of five new CSU courses, taught by CSU faculty & staff, but in another country.
As part of the Office of International Programs, Education Abroad works with CSU colleges and departments across campus to develop programs that meet the diverse academic and personal needs of students. Currently, CSU offers more than 20 short-term faculty and staff led education abroad programs during the summer, winter break, or spring break.
“It is important that we develop programs that reach those students who are not able to spend the entire semester or academic year abroad. We know that students have different interest levels and other factors that restrict their access to programs,” said Miranda Jennings, assistant director of Education Abroad and coordinator of faculty-led programs.
Many CSU faculty and staff have worked hard to develop programs that will enhance the academic program of students while at the same time giving students the opportunity to gain hands-on experience and a broader global perspective through travel and study.
The five new programs available are:
- Ecuador: Ecology, Evolution, & Conservation of Ecuadorian Culture (Summer)
- Graz, Austria: Advanced German Language and Culture (Summer)
- Changsha, China: Grand Challenges in Engineering (Summer)
- Nicaragua: Global Sustainability and Service (Winter Break – service learning)
- Ghana: Learn and Serve (Winter Break)
Short-term programs typically run from two to six weeks and most are open to all majors.