Last updated on October 24, 2021
By Nathalie Recinos
Volunteer State Community College’s International Education program is hosting informational meetings for students who are interested in studying abroad. The next meeting will be held Friday, Oct. 29.
According to the Vol State website, “Faculty members are active participants in the endeavor, through academic work, organizing special programs, and in teaching study abroad classes.” English faculty, Ami Price, is a program coordinator.
Price said the study abroad opportunity is for students who are 18 years old or older and have completed at least 12 hours of college credit with a 2.0 grade point average. Students also need a letter of recommendation from a professor in order to apply for the study abroad program. Any student is welcome to attend the informational meetings to learn more about their options.
“Students will learn about featured events such as World Food Day and International Education Week. We will also provide an overview of how study abroad programs work, what to expect while on location, and how to apply for scholarships,” said Price.
The next meeting will be from 10 – 11 a.m. and will be on Zoom. Students can find the Zoom meeting ID and link through the Campus Events page.
Price said that when students study abroad they can learn about new cultures that can’t be done the same in a traditional classroom.
“In a short amount of time, students will be able to earn college credit, see a new part of the world, and add to their resumes. They will engage with their classwork in exciting and unique ways every day, all while traveling safely with expert faculty and the support system of TnCIS,” said Price.
“Sometimes, students hesitate to participate in study abroad programs because they think they might have more time later. It has been my experience that that is not the case. Now is the time to go before life gets even busier,” said Price, “Additionally, because there are VSCC scholarships and a TnCIS grant for Pell recipients available, this could be the most cost-effective study abroad opportunity that students will have while they are in college.”
Students may contact Price via email with any questions and refer to the Campus Events page for future session dates.