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Friday, August 22, 2014
Hello, friends of Central College Abroad! Our quarterly newsletter is intended to keep you in touch with what’s happening with Central College Abroad’s programs across the globe.
Central College Abroad welcomes new resident director to Bangor, Wales
Meggan Lloyd Prys grew up in the Midwest, but you would never know it when you hear her speaking Welsh with locals in North Wales. After moving to Wales in 2006 to marry her Welsh husband, Meggan quickly became a fluent Welsh speaker, fell in love with the culture and soon won a prestigious national award as Welsh Learner of the Year. Trained as a teacher, Meggan has worked in the field of education on both sides of the Atlantic and understands the educational systems in the U.S. and the U.K. She is ideally placed to advise and support American students as they settle in Bangor. After all, she went through the same experience herself! An avid outdoorsperson, Meggan is well acquainted with the language, culture and landscape of Snowdonia National Park, host to the Outdoors Pursuits program. With Meggan’s support, students will learn, discover, and grow as global citizens in richly cultural Wales.
New education internships for students in Granada, Spain
Central College Abroad is pleased to announce that our Granada program now offers internships for students to gain work experience in education. For academic credit, students will work 8 to 12 hours a week alongside professors of English language in primary and secondary schools in Granada. The internship is enhanced by language acquisition theory from relevant courses such as Spanish as a Foreign Language and Applied Linguistics in Teaching Spanish. This opportunity is especially relevant for education, Spanish and English majors who want to apply language and educational methodology in the classroom.
New Paris summer program: Human Rights in FranceThis comparative program examines French, European and U.S. perspectives on a variety of complex topics related to human rights. Highlights of this program include visiting the European Court of Human Rights, NGOs and museums, while living in a multicultural city where debate about human rights is a salient part of daily life. Students will earn 6 credits. The program requires study of French language and is open to all language levels.
To learn more go to: www.central.edu/abroad/summer/ParisHumanRights.cfm
On the eve of a milestone: 50 years of study abroad
Abroad and at home, a buzz of excitement is building as Central College Abroad approaches its 50-year anniversary. Our celebration will include professional development sessions around the theme of global citizenship on April 16-17. As an institution dedicated to international education, Central invites you to join us in reflecting on global citizenship and what it means to students’ futures, professional and personal. To improve the way we support student learning and help students identify and leverage the skills they gain abroad, we as a community of learners will draw lessons from the past 50 years. Study abroad professionals will come away with tools to make a more compelling case in favor of study abroad to students, parents, and university colleagues.
Merida faculty workshop, January 2015
Central is proud to invite partner institutions to join us for a Global Experiential Development Workshop January 2-9, 2015, in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico.
Central College Abroad's NAFSA breakfast welcomed Arnd Wachter, founder of Morocco Exchange
Arnd Wachter, founder and managing director of Morocco Exchange, spoke at Central College Abroad’s annual NAFSA breakfast in San Diego in May. Wachter talked about his personal journey and how programming like Morocco Exchange supports deep learning and transformation among students. Central College Abroad has been a longtime partner with this program because of the authentic intercultural experiences and direct dialogue that build bridges between the Muslim and Western worlds.
The Scoop on Dutch Intensive
Blog entry by Rachel Mairose, Briar Cliff, spring 2014, Leiden
The application deadline is right around the corner! All application materials, including transcripts, essay and recommendations forms are due by October 1 for spring 2015 programs.
And remember, every little bit helps. Central College Abroad offers scholarships up to $1,000! The scholarship deadline is also October 1.
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