Center for International Understanding
For students, understanding current world events is paramount for success in today’s global economy. Many faculty members have participated in grant-funded professional development workshops around the world, bringing back knowledge that is then integrated into several course areas. The College also offers study abroad opportunities for students each year, allowing them to study a foreign language, explore historical sites and experience another country and culture firsthand. The Center for International Understanding provides a structural framework upon which the College can further its achievements in promoting international understanding.
Community College of Philadelphia’s Center for International Understanding promotes knowledge and appreciation of a diverse and interdependent world. The Center encourages and supports the integration of international content into courses and curricula, as well as student and faculty experiential learning abroad. To foster student achievement and enrichment, the Center supports faculty development and research. Drawing upon rich resources within the College and among outside organizations, businesses and individuals, the Center initiates and sustains projects to benefit the entire College community and to serve local, national and international needs.
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World Cultures and Languages Days, November 13 and 14, will feature a variety of speakers highlighting Less Commonly Taught (LCT) languages and cultures, including Japanese, Chinese and Swahili. On Friday, November 21, we are pleased to welcome Dr. Linda Chance, Associate professor of Japanese Literature at the University of Pennsylvania, for her presentation, “Japan’s Storied Hero: From a Warrior Tale to a Kurosawa Film.”
What better way to immerse yourself in another culture than by traveling abroad? The College offers several opportunities for students to experience a true study abroad experience.