ERIC Number: ED216731
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Report on International Education Program at Broward Community College.
The International Education Program at Broward Community College (BCC) is administered by the Division of International/Intercultural Education, several special program coordinators, and a college-wide International Education Committee. Using an approach that draws upon the talent and expertise of faculty members in departments and divisions throughout the college, the International Education Program has made significant strides toward internationalizing the curriculum, promoting overseas study, serving foreign students, and fostering faculty development. Illustrating BCC's commitment to providing students with an understanding of other societies and cultures is a general education requirement for all associate in arts students to complete six semester hours in courses that contain major international content and emphasis. Among the components of the international program are: (1) an International Curriculum Project, which involves the development of new courses and resource materials and the expansion of foreign language instruction; (2) study abroad programs, such as the Semester-in-Spain program and summer travel-study courses; (3) the establishment of the position of International Student Coordinator to help meet the needs of the 400 foreign students at BCC; (4) affiliation with national and state organizations that promote international education; and (5) faculty development and teacher exchange programs. Through such activities BCC is meeting its commitment to providing students with a critical international/intercultural understanding. (HB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Broward Community Coll., Fort Lauderdale, FL.
Identifiers: Broward Community College FL
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges (62nd, St. Louis, MO, April 4-7, 1982).