Summer Study Abroad (Page under construction)
Our Summer Study Abroad Programs are credit-bearing, transferable and non-transferable courses designed by PCCD faculty and are usually under two weeks in length.
These courses are offered during the Spring Break, Summer Session and Spring Session. For many Community College students, who work part-time or full-time, our courses offer the flexibility to experience study abroad with the leadership and guidance of experienced PCCD faculty. Our upcoming study abroad opportunities are below.
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION AND DETAILS
The Ceremony, Tradition & Urban Dynamics program in Ghana (July 23-August 6, 2018, facilitated by Linden Travel) includes two of three classes for students to choose from; Dance 7 – Dance Study Abroad – 5 units (Andrea Lee – firstname.lastname@example.org, Laney College), AND Communications 6 -Intercultural Communications – 3 units (Kwesi Wilson – email@example.com, College of Alameda), OR Sociology 2 – Social Problems -3 units (Charity Clay – firstname.lastname@example.org, Merritt College). All students will be required to enroll in the Dance course, and have the selection between Intercultural Communications and Social Problems. Most of the actual instruction takes place during the summer session prior to the actual trip to Ghana, in order to ensure contact hours are met for the number of units being offered. Cost: $3,750
The Business program in Cuba (May 26-June 2, 2018, facilitated by Global Educational Facilitation) is Business 10 – Introduction to Business – 3 units (Tracey Coleman – email@example.com, College of Alameda). Students will spend one week in Cuba followed by two weeks online upon return to the U.S to complete the course requirements. This program is being facilitated by Paul Bardwil of Global Educational Facilitation who is setting up special meetings for business professionals and students in Cuba who want to learn about Cuban business practices and how they would do business in Cuba. Cost: $2,875
The Art History program in Germany (July 6-22, 2018, facilitated by Worldstrides) is Art 3 – History of Western Art – 3 units (Maria Guzman – firstname.lastname@example.org, College of Alameda). The first three weeks of the program will be taught online prior to the trip to Germany, with one week of online instruction following the trip. In total, students will be enrolled in the class for six weeks, however, only two of those weeks are actually in Germany. This model allows students who are not able to go to Germany to still possibly take this course, and help meet enrollment targets, as the two weeks students are in Germany can also be taken online with other assignments by students who cannot afford the trip or are not interested in the study abroad portion. Cost: $4,079
The Geography program in Costa Rica (July 15-28, 2018, facilitated by Linden Travel and Costa Rica Rainforest Experience) is Geography 1 – Physical Geography – 3 units (Gary Hasbrouck – email@example.com, College of Alameda). The first four weeks of the program will be taught in person prior to the trip to Costa Rica, with the final two weeks of instruction taking place in Costa Rica. Students unable to travel to Costa Rica will be given similar assignments to those who are able to travel. Cost: $1,800 (flight not included)
The Business program in Japan (May 28-June 4, 2018, facilitated by Linden Travel) is Business 72 – Principles of Retailing – 3 units (Ying-yin (Simon) Chan – firstname.lastname@example.org, Merritt College). Students will spend one week in Japan followed by two Saturday session classes which will be required for students to attend to earn the units for the course. Cost: $2,950
The Cosmetology program in London (June 2-12, 2018) is a non-credit educational experience (Petra Maria – email@example.com, Laney College). The department has a new course approved which is specifically designed for a Cosmetology experience abroad, however, the course was not ready in time to be offered this year. This is the 2nd year in a row the department is going to London. Cost: $2,822
Future PCCD study abroad programs tentatively being planned are Spanish in Mexico, Spanish in Argentina, Art and Science of War in England and France, Anthropology in New Zealand, Chinese Culture in China and English/Critical Thinking in Belize.