Part of Itasca Community College's mission is to "empower learners to meet and exceed their expectations and foster critical thinking and civic and global engagement."
Each year, ICC's Global Education Group - comprised of students, staff and faculty members - invites speakers from diverse backgrounds to campus to share their travel and living adventures in different countries. ICC sponsors a global education week each spring semester, which in addition to speakers often includes ethnic foods and the opportunity to view films that depict a variety of cultures.
Students at ICC also can experience their own international adventure. After graduation ceremonies each May, ICC sponsors a 9 - 13 day trip to a foreign country. In the spring of 2015, students will spend 10 days in Paris, Provence and Barcelona. Academic credit is available for those interested. Previous global education opportunities have had students traveling to the following: 1) Ireland; 2) Greece and Turkey; 3) Italy and France; 4) Germany, Austria, Czech Republic and Hungary; 5) China; 6) Egypt; 7) Costa Rica; 8) Spain and Morocco; and 9) Italy, Croatia and Slovenia. If you have questions about the Paris/Provence/Barcelona travel opportunity, please contact one of the trip co-leaders: Sally Velzen at 218-322-2415 / firstname.lastname@example.org or Ann Vidovic at 218-322-2433 / email@example.com.
ICC also offers a Spring Semester study abroad experience in Denmark. Each fall we have Danish students study at ICC, and in March, ICC students travel to Denmark for eight weeks, including time for a 10-day Eurail trip and additional travel opportunities on the weekends. The Danish Exchange is worth 15 transferable semester credits. Classes start at ICC in January and are completed by May in Denmark.
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