STLCC Goes Global: Study Abroad Opens New Doors for Students
For college students across the country, many of their education dreams include the opportunity to study abroad. Whether it’s learning a language, experiencing a different culture or seeing a new part of the world, many say that students who study abroad will have greater employment opportunities upon graduation. For students at St. Louis Community College, the opportunity to experience a new country while earning credits towards their degree is available every year.
Each semester, students are invited to study abroad in short-term programs (7-20 days) or spend up to an entire semester abroad. In 2012-2013, students will have the opportunity to study in historic sites like Canterbury, England, Istanbul, and multiple cities throughout Italy. For students looking to venture off the beaten path, programs are also available in Russia, Brazil and Costa Rica. The focus of each program varies by the location. Whether a student wishes to study general education topics during their semester or anything from travel/creative writing and business administration, STLCC offers them the opportunity.
For some students, scholarships to specialized programs may be available, including the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) and Boren Awards for International Study. Through CBYX, students will be able to study abroad for one year in Germany while learning the language and culture. Recipients of the Boren Scholarships have the option to study in regions critical to U.S. interests, including Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America and the Caribbean as well as the Middle East.
This year, STLCC is celebrating 50 years of education. Did you spend a week, a semester or longer abroad during your time here? We want to hear about your experience. Leave a mark on our 50th anniversary map to let us know how STLCC has helped shape your life.