Internationalizing Curricula, Campuses, and Student Experiences in Community Colleges. Gretchen K. Carroll, J.D., M.B.A. Professor of Management & Leadership Director of Atlantis Project Owens Community College. Fast Facts…….
Gretchen K. Carroll, J.D., M.B.A.
Professor of Management & Leadership
Director of Atlantis Project
Owens Community College
5,776 community college students studied abroad in 2003/04, less than 1% of all community college students in the US.
Community College study abroad generally mirrors study abroad at all institutions.
85% of community college students who do study abroad are in Latin America or Europe.
The overwhelming majority of community college study abroad students (73%) are on short-term programs.
Articulated Commitment so for fewer than 8 weeks.
Institutional Investment in Faculty
International students and student programs.Six Key Areas of International Involvement
Very few, less than 16%, provide funding for studying or working abroad programs
Even fewer, less than 2%, earmarked funds for students to travel abroad to meetings or conferences.
Community Colleges need to understand and accept the benefits of internationalizing campus, curriculum, and study abroad programs for their students and community. Perhaps it needs to be strongly encouraged by college and program accrediting bodies.