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Global Education / Study Abroad

  • GlobalEd_emblem-webThe world we live in is no longer separated by people, language, cultural values, beliefs and events. It is interconnected through people and events continually shaping our communities, our state, our college and, most importantly, ourselves.

    At Southeast Community College, we provide educational opportunities through Global Education/Study Abroad to enhance your college experience and improve your chances for success in your career and more. Our focus is to give you the tools you need to explore different cultures and manage yourself in a global economy. The infusion of global concepts in our curriculum makes you a more desirable employee because of your knowledge of international environments and your understanding of a diverse clientele.

    We offer you the following opportunities through our Global Education/Study Abroad program:

    • College credit
    • International travel
    • Service-Learning

    Recurring Events

    Book Club

    The Book Club will be meet the first Friday of each month, from 12-1 p.m. via Zoom, beginning in Sept. and wrapping up in May.

    Lunch and Learn

    The Lunch and Learn events will be the 2nd Friday of each month, from 12-1 p.m via Zoom, beginning in Sept. and wrapping up in April. Those interested should contact Nicole Trevena Flores for the Zoom link.

  • Global education complements your SCC experience by exposing you to differing ideas and perspectives which in turn makes you a more marketable candidate in the workplace. A global perspective prepares you to work successfully with and within other cultures by:

    • Increasing your awareness of global issues and its impact on your life.
    • Enhancing your understanding of the connection between local and global issues.
    • Teaching you the knowledge and skills to be part of real-world solutions to real-world problems on the local and global levels.
    • Allowing you to bridge cultural differences between people from diverse backgrounds in a cross-cultural setting.

    We participate in the following one-way exchange programs:

    • IREX Global Eurasian Undergraduate Exchange Program which brings SCC students from 12 countries in Eurasia.
    • Congress Bundestag Program brings us students from Germany. There are limited opportunities for reciprocal visits for SCC students to Germany through this exchange.

    SCC is a member of the Midwest Institute for International Intercultural Education.

    We have several people at SCC with an interest in international travel. Our Global Education Team is comprised of those who have traveled internationally and can answer your questions. The College does not have a formal sabbatical program but we have had instructors participate in short-term Fulbright Fellowships.

    Book Club

    Our book club meets via Zoom on the first Friday of each month at 12 p.m. Interested folks can email for a Zoom invite.

    The books are chosen between the Diversity & Inclusion Team and the Global Education Committee with a nod to the month’s celebration at the time.

    Book choices for 2022-2023

    • September 2022 – The Far Away Brothers by Markham, Lauren
    • October 2022 – Tomboyland by Faliveno, Melissa
    • November 2022 – The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee by Treuer, David
    • February 2023 – You’ll Never Believe What Happened to Lacey: Crazy Stories About Racism by Ruffin, Amber
    • March 2023 – The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Skloot, Rebecca
    • April 2023 – A Woman is No Man by Rum, Etaf
    • May 2023 – This is Paradise by Kahakauwila, Kristiana

    Global Education and the SCC Diversity Program are complementary endeavors intended to inform students, staff, faculty and the community regarding different ways of thinking, being and doing. The differences lie in the focus of each initiative.

    • Global Education is student and curriculum focused. It helps you understand your place in this world as individuals and as a country. Understanding that we are not only United States citizens, but also citizens of the world is critical for success in the global economy. SCC is preparing you for future success by infusing a global perspective into our curriculum. We want you to have an understating of cultural and societal differences both inside the U.S. and outside our borders. Our goal is to provide you with educational experiences that will enable you to work and compete in a global environment.
    • SCC Diversity Program is employee and experience focused. Our diversity education focuses more on the dynamics of diversity and multiculturalism within the context of the U.S. Its primary focus is to provide SCC employees with opportunities to learn about and experience the dynamics of race, culture and ethnicity outside the academic and scholarly framework.