Everyone wants to travel and see the world. But taking time off school to do so is not always an option. Clark has a program that not enough students know about that allows students to go to school while they are traveling, It is the study aboard program. The program allows students to take classes for credit in another country for a quarter. An instructor can spend hours lecturing students on the history, culture, and language of another country but actually going there and experiencing the lifestyle will give you so much more value. There are study abroad opportunities for students who are studying either Japanese or Spanish. Students travel with a professor during the summer quarter to further their education on the foreign language. Other study abroad opportunities include
Washington State Community College Consortium for Study Abroad and Green River Community College Programs. These programs involve students spending a quarter taking classes like history, drawing, language, and culture. Each quarter is in a different country with different courses and activities. The next two opportunities are this spring in Florence, Italy and in the winter Australia/New Zealand. These programs do cost and can be expensive. However, scholarships may be available for students. For the upcoming Italy trip, there is a WCCCSA scholarship for 1,000 dollars!
These programs do fill up fast and it is a first come first serve basis. So if you are unable apply for the upcoming programs, there are more to come, and remember to apply early! If you want to talk to someone about study abroad, have questions, or just want more information, visit Clark’s International Programs Office in Gaiser Hall, room 215. They also have orientations for the individual programs so watch out for those in newsletters and online! Additionally, follow Clark College International Programs on Facebook to stay up-to-date for all upcoming opportunities.