Daytona State expands student horizons with Study Abroad
Four opportunities in Spring Semester
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Dec. 13, 2012) – Helping its students become global citizens, Daytona State College is offering four separate study abroad opportunities in 2013: to Germany, Great Britain, Italy and Spain.
Experiencing a slice of life abroad not only expands students’ learning and viewpoints, it may give them a competitive edge in the job market during challenging economic times.
In fact, at the British Academy International Conference in 2012, Scott Freidheim, CEO of Investcorp International and former president of Kenmore, Craftsman and Diehard, maintained that study abroad is a “prerequisite” for developing a global mindset, collaboration, adaptability, flexibility and cultural agility. Further, as Secretary of State Hillary Clinton explains in a 2011 YouTube video, “To remain the leader in this ever-changing world, we have to push ourselves not just to think globally, but to get out there and study globally as well.”
Daytona State’s spring travel abroad program includes two, eight-day courses in Germany, which boasts the largest national economy in Europe and fifth highest Gross Domestic Product in the world. “Directed Study in European History” will examine the history of this economic powerhouse, and “German Literature in Translation” will explore some of the greatest German literature of all time. These courses are offered in Spring B and will take advantage of the time between the Spring and Summer semesters for travel, May 10-18.
The course offered in Great Britain, “Cultural Geography,” is a Spring A course and will run during spring break, March 7-16. The course will emphasize the historical and cultural significance of the British Isles through site visits in England and Scotland.
Students interested in Italy can take “Humanities Overseas Study Program,” May 16-27, and experience Venice, Verona and Florence as they study architecture, famous museums and works by great artists including Michelangelo and da Vinci.
To touch down in Spain, students can take “Art Appreciation” and examine Spanish painting, sculpture and architecture in Madrid, Toledo and Cuenca, in Summer A session, June 17-26.
Each course is three credits; financial aid and Bright Futures scholarships may be applied to help cover the cost of these programs.
For more detailed information about each of these programs, see the Daytona State College Study Abroad web page, www.daytonastate.edu/studyabroad, or contact John Brady, manager of global education and affairs, (386) 506-3837, bradyj@DaytonaState.edu.