ERIC Number: ED208926
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Integrating Humanities and Educational Travel Abroad Programs.
Cornelius, Erwin C.
Various materials are presented to provide guidelines for integrating humanities and travel abroad programs. After noting the long tradition of educational travel and the recent emergence of travel study programs for adult learners, the study-travel program at McHenry County College, a small rural community college in Illinois, is briefly described. The activities and benefits of a popular program which takes art students to Europe are summarized. Next, Inter-Kultur, Off-Campus Studies, a company run by community college faculty to assist faculty in planning educational programs in conjunction with an on-campus course of study, is described in terms of its purpose and off-campus programs. These programs include lectures, special research opportunities, and contacts with people in regions and countries visited. Next a ten-step program for integrating international studies and educational travel abroad is outlined, including the following steps: (1) contact an experienced group for help with planning; (2) designate the faculty coordinator; (3) offer an international studies course; (4) recruit participants; (5) hold informational community seminars; (6) gather instructional materials on the art, history, etc. of the countries to be visited; (7) stress credit; (8) develop an independent study course as a vehicle for awarding credit; (9) hold pre-departure seminars; and (10) evaluate the experience. An international studies course description and outline conclude the collection. (KL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Community College Social Science Association, "Innovative Education in a Conservative Era" (11th, Memphis, TN, October 22-24, 1981).