Immerse yourself in another culture and experience the bliss of culture shock through John Tyler Community College's active international education program.
John Tyler Community College recognizes the importance of international education experiences for students, faculty and staff. In the past several years, the College has organized summer trips for students to Greece, Italy, England, Ghana and Peru.
In summer 2011:
Study Abroad in Italy
May 21-June 5, 2011
Join John Tyler Community College for a summer study program to Italy as we travel a cultural timeline from antiquity through the Baroque period, with visits to Rome, Venice, Florence, Padua, Assisi, Verona, Vicenza, Siena and Fiesole. The courses offered are: Drawing and Painting in Tuscany, Theatre History in Renaissance Italy and Interdisciplinary Principles of Humanities. Students and faculty from throughout the VCCS are encouraged to participate by enrolling in one or more classes. For details, contact Kerrigan Sullivan, associate professor of theatre, at 804-594-1498 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Mary Beth Wentworth, associate professor of English and humanities, at 804-594-1458 or email@example.com.
Study Abroad: England and America in the Age of Colonization
June 23 - July 6, 2011
Join John Tyler for a summer program on England and early American colonization, including a two week trip to England. We will see a Shakespeare play at the Globe and visit sites in and around London such as the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, Hampton Court, Canterbury Cathedral, Gravesend (the burial site of Pocahontas) and the Nottingham villages of the Pilgrims. In Boston we'll visit Plimoth Plantation, and, back in Virginia, Jamestown and Williamsburg. Classes in English and colonial American history and British/American literature will be offered. For details, contact David M. Head at 594-1485 or firstname.lastname@example.org or John Kirn at 594-1495 or email@example.com.
Past trips have included:
Study Abroad in France
Study Abroad in Peru
Check out their blog and read more about their adventures.
Scotland and England
Each year selected faculty, staff and administrators also participate in the VaCie VCCS International Exchange. The program pairs individuals from John Tyler and other VCCS institutions with exchange partners from the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and India.
Study abroad participants bring their experiences back to the College through special programs such as An Afternoon in Africa, Fiesta Latina, and the Explore! Series – all of which offer others at the College and the community at large a chance to hear stories, see photos and learn more about the countries the College has visited. Check the events page for the latest on upcoming Explore! Series programs.
If you would like more information on international education, please contact one of the following faculty members by e-mail:
Ms. Sharon Burnham
Dr. David Head
Ms. Mary Beth Wentworth