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Immerse yourself in another culture and experience the bliss of culture shock through John Tyler Community College's active international education program.

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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 ksullivan@jtcc.edu or Mary Beth Wentworth, associate professor of English and humanities, at 804-594-1458 or mwentworth@jtcc.edu.

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 dhead@jtcc.edu or John Kirn at 594-1495 or jkirn@jtcc.edu.


Past trips have included:

 

Study Abroad in France
June 23-July 7, 2010
Join John Tyler Community College for a summer study program on French history and culture, including a two-week trip to France, with visits to Notre Dame, Saint Denis, the Louvre and Sainte-Chapelle in Paris, as well as to the great churches of Chartres, Amiens, Rouen and Mont St-Michele. Courses in History and Humanities/French culture will be offered. For details, contact Dr. David M. Head, professor of history, at 804-594-1485 or mailto:dhead@jtcc.edu?Subject=Study%20Abroad%20in%20France. Students and faculty from throughout the VCCS are encouraged to participate by enrolling in one or more classes.

Peru brochure

Study Abroad in Peru
June 23-July 6, 2010
Explore the wonders of Peru with John Tyler Community College. Class offerings to include web design, photography, nursing, and Spanish. The trip will include visits to Lima, Cajamarca, Cuzco, and Machu-Picchu. For more information contact Susan Birdsong, Spanish instructor, at 804-706-5100 or mailto:sbirdsong@jtcc.edu?Subject=Peru. Students and faculty from throughout the VCCS are encouraged to participate by enrolling in one or more classes. Download a brochure with more details on the courses and the trip itself.

 

Greece
June 23-July 6, 2009
Student and faculty in Greece focused on the culture, history and mythology of Greece. The trip will included visits to Athens (Acropolis and Agora and National Archeological Museum), Corinth, Delphi, Olympia, Mycenae and Tiryns, Nafplio, Hydra, Epidaurus, and a week in Paralio Astros, a sea-side village in southern Greece.

Check out their blog and read more about their adventures.


Peru brochure

Peru
May 20 – June 2, 2008
Students studied information technology, Latin American culture and civilization, intermediate Spanish and transcultural healthcare in Cajamarca, a city in the middle of the Andean mountains. The city has a rich history – it was where the last Inca was taken prisoner – and students explored its past as well as other Peruvian sites. Click here for a brochure with more details on the courses and the trip itself.


England & Scotland brochure

Scotland and England
June 24 – July 9, 2008
Students spent eleven days in London and three in Edinburgh studying history, theatre and philosophy. Students visited famous sites like Westminster Abbey, toured historic houses and castles like the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh , saw great works of art in the British Museum and the National Gallery, and experienced live theatre in the famous West End and in a reconstruction of Shakespeare’s Globe. Click here for a brochure with more details on the courses and the trip itself. Be sure to also check out Associate Professor of Speech Kerrigan Sullivan’s blog about the trip.

The John Tyler Community College Foundation offers International Studies Scholarships for students to study abroad. For more information on how to apply, please click here.

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
mailto:sburnham@jtcc.edu?Subject=International%20Education

Dr. David Head
mailto:dhead@jtcc.edu?Subject=International%20Education

Ms. Mary Beth Wentworth

mailto:mwentworth@jtcc.edu?Subject=International%20Education

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