PLATTSBURGH — Clinton Community College students will once again have the opportunity to study in a foreign country, this year in Canada.
HUM 285 International Experience in Quebec is designed to encourage students to develop a global perspective through a cross-cultural learning experience on campus and in two weeks abroad.
“This will be an up-close and personal look at the No. 1 trading partner of Clinton County and New York state,” course instructor David Graham said in a news release from the college.
“The program will feature presentations from some of the province’s business, cultural, political and technological leaders.”
The course begins on CCC’s campus this semester, where students will develop knowledge, skills and strategies to have a successful international-study experience in Quebec.
Students will enhance their cultural observation, communication and acculturation skills and learn basic knowledge of the Quebecois language, history, culture and business practices.
For two weeks beyond the end of the semester, students will travel and study in Montreal, the business capital of Quebec, and in Quebec City, its cultural capital.
Students will attend classroom lectures and visit sites that are historically, commercially and culturally significant. They will also participate in programs with Quebec students in online cross-cultural discussions.
“Students today need an education that truly prepares them for a global economy and society,” Humanities professor Diane Parmeter said in the release.
“Students in our China program last year expressed that they learned not only about Chinese culture but also a great deal about their own. This year’s program in Quebec will be an opportunity for students and community members alike to develop their global skills and apply them locally.”
The Clinton Community College Foundation is offering scholarships for eligible students to help cover the expense of international travel.
Student Development Grants through the Clinton Alumni Association will also be available to help offset the cost of travel.
The spring semester begins Jan. 27, with course registration taking place through Jan. 24.