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:
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 will travel to Germany for 10 days to visit the FBS school.
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activities in 2012.
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.
Early Childhood Education Study Abroad Program
– May 2013
WITC’s early childhood education students will travel to Scotland to explore the early childhood field there. They will stay at Dalkeith House and visit a variety of child care centers, plus learn more about world-renowned “Nature Kindergartens.”
They will also connect with students and faculty in the early childhood program at Jewel & Esk 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 will foster greater cultural awareness.
Experience 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.
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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.