Short-Term and Long-Term Opportunities
Just because our upcoming travel program has been postponed, doesn't mean you still can't participate in culturally-rich exchanges. Now we are bringing the world to you; and through the means which you most embrace—social media. Join our casual, yet instructive exchanges that are available with international students, instructors, and/or global community members.
Timely Topics in Global Education, January 6, 2021, 1–4:15 p.m.
Staying Safe: Travel Awareness for Off-site Instruction
Michelle Lieberman, PhD, Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice, Garrett Community College (and former police officer) and Mark Bennear, Behavioral Health Clinician, Psychology Instructor & Martial Artist.
Virtual Global Education: The Howard Community College Model
Mary Allen, Director of International Education & Dr. Matthew Van Hoose, Executive Director of Academic Engagement, Howard Community College.
International Education in a Virtual Environment Virtual Study Abroad
Virtual Study Abroad: Joe Meringolo, Director of Program Development, EdOdyssey
Virtual Internships Abroad: Jenepher Mackin, Programs Manager, Global Experiences
Collaborative Online Interactive Learning (COIL): Hope Windle, Community Development Lead & Jan McCauley, Assistant Director, State University of New York's SUNY COIL Center
CCIS is now offering a program for students to work with an international company and develop workplace skills and cross-cultural competencies which will help boost your resume. View the informational flyer (PDF, ) , the comprehensive program overview (PDF, ) , and the placement guide (PDF, ) . Highlights of the program include:
- 1, 2, or 3 month placements, part or full time (20 to 30 hours a week);
- Rolling start dates starting from July 29, 2020 through January 4, 2021;
- Academic credit options available;
- Internships offered in 18 career fields;
- Placement opportunities for virtual work experience in China, Japan, South Korea, Vietnam, India, and the United Kingdom.
Current Short-Term Programs
Montgomery College continues to closely monitor advice from local, national, and international agencies regarding the Coronavirus outbreak, including the CDC and US State Department. As a response to rapidly changing events, the college has decided to suspend study abroad and international education programs for the Spring 2020 and Summer 2020 terms to protect the safety and well-being of students, faculty, and staff.
The college remains committed to providing students opportunities for rich cultural experiences and will continue to post updates for future programs as they become available.
Questions can be directed to: Gregory Malveaux, College-wide Coordinator, Study Abroad, via email or by calling 240-567-7197.
This program is not expected to run until 2021. Sorry for any inconvenience or hopes dashed.
Collaboration between the study abroad coordinator, faculty co-leader(s), and international agencies, among others, allow for solid construction and implementation of short-term study abroad programs; with such planning commencing a year in advance, meticulous research and design goes into the partnering courses’ curriculum, as well as the programs’ relating sites, cultural events, and academic themes.
The short-term study abroad program is available to MC students, college employees, and alumni; our students are given first priority. These programs are attached to existing MC courses, are discipline driven, and serve to further bolster the curriculum of the connected course while providing participants improved international competency. Any department, at any given time, may offer a study abroad option to a course given the expertise of its faculty members, it is important to periodically review our webpage for offerings.
ANTH 201: Intro to Sociocultural Anthro
BSAD 101: Intro to Business
BIOL 207: Ecology
ENGL 200: Special Topics in Literature
HIST 114: The World in the 20th Century
HIST 116: World History to AD 1500
HIST 117: World History 1500 to the Present
HIST 200: Special Topics in History
SOCY 240: Sociology of Age and Aging
SOCY 208: Sociology of Gender
SOCY 100: Introduction to Sociology
Long-Term Study Abroad
Students study abroad full-time to earn academic credits that are transferrable to Montgomery College and four year colleges and universities in the United States.
As a member of the College Consortium for International Studies (CCISnew window), MC can send students to any one of 52 accredited college programs in 30 countries around the world. Any student that wants to study abroad at an institution outside of this consortium may only select an institution within one of these accepted consortiums: AIFSnew window (American Institute for Foreign Study), CIS Abroadnew window (Center for International Studies), EFnew window (Education First), or ISAnew window (International Studies Abroad).
Students need to begin the process for long-term study abroad at least 6 to 12 months in advance. Only after approval from the Office of Study Abroad and the registrar, in advance of going abroad, students are advised on study abroad criteria, course selections—to include STBR 200: Foreign Study Program—and other pertinent information by the study abroad coordinator, academic advisors, and a transcript evaluator to assure maximum academic and professional outcomes.
Post-program conferences are required of returning students for additional instruction, cultural re-acclimation, transcript alterations, and potential engagement in college-wide programs and service learning activities.
This application form (PDF, ) needs to be submitted to the MC Study Abroad Office no later than October 1 for Spring study abroad, March 1 for Fall study abroad, and February 1 for Summer session, in order to allow ample time for evaluation by a transcript evaluator and program approval.
Service learning is an essential part of study abroad that improves International Competency—it is part of short-term term study abroad, often within long-term study abroad, and may be a full program in itself.
A service learning activity abroad often serves as the impetus for continued life-long community service; it is our goal, through guidance from members of the Study Abroad Office, to assist with service learning goals and projects that are sustained through college-wide events, the local community, or abroad.