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Global Education at WITC

Cultural Exchange Students from Germany.

International education offerings at WITC provide students with opportunities to expand their educational experiences and to better prepare for the world of work. International Education activities include cultural exchange programs, semester abroad opportunities, service learning activities and courses that embed international experiences in the curriculum.

International Education Opportunities available to WITC students include:

Cultural Exchange Programs

In September 2009, WITC hosted students and instructors from two schools in Frankfurt, Germany. The following spring, six WITC students and two instructors visited the Franz Böhm Schule (FBS) in Germany. In October 2012, students from FBS participated in a cultural exchange at WITC-Superior. In the spring of 2013, WITC students and instructors traveled to Germany for 10 days to visit the FBS school.

Visit the WITC German Student Exchange Facebook page for additional details about the visit and activities in 2012.

Read more about WITC Cultural Exchange Programs.

International Service Learning Project

Information Technology students from WITC-Ashland participated in the first international service learning project in May 2012 when they traveled to Guatemala. The students repaired the school’s computers, configured donated laptops and taught computer and software skills to the students and staff.

Read more about the international service learning project in Guatemala.

Early Childhood Education Study Abroad Program – May 2013

WITC’s early childhood education students traveled to Scotland to explore the early childhood field there. They stayed at Dalkeith House and visited a variety of child care centers, plus learned more about world-renowned “Nature Kindergartens.” They also connected with students and faculty in the early childhood program at Edinburgh College.

The study abroad program fits with WITC’s early childhood education program mission to prepare students to be early childhood professionals with a global perspective. The trip fostered greater cultural awareness.

Experiencing Scotland Spring Semester 2014

WITC students will travel to Scotland with WITC psychology instructor Katrice Shuler and live at the historic Dalkeith House near Edinburgh for a semester and earn credits that transfer to WITC. Four-day weekends and a 10-day travel break allow plenty of time to explore. Click here to learn even more about this exciting opportunity.

Guy Healy Language Camp

This unique program brings young Japanese students together with American counselors for a 24-hour-a-day English immersion program. Stressing daily use of English, the camp provides a 1-to-5 counselor/student ratio. Listen as WITC-Rice Lake barber/cosmetology student Dale Shultz discusses his recent participation with Guy Healy – Japan – an experience which he credits with changing his life and career focus.

Applications for Summer 2014 will be due in January or February. Please watch this site for details and documents.