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International Week

International Week 2020
Spotlight on Study Abroad

Monday 10/19: Spotlight on Central & South America and the CaribbeanUmbrellas  Lantern Festival

Tuesday 10/20: Spotlight on Asia & the Pacific
  • Funding Workshop for Study Abroad with GC Financial Aid (2pm) in our WebEx Room.
  • The MAX Celebrates Global Cuisine 11 AM - 2 PM

Wednesday 10/21: Spotlight on on AfricaHero Image
  • Boren and Critical Languages (CLS) Scholarships Workshop (11 AM) - Register in advance for this session HERE. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the session.
    More info on Boren and CLS.
  • The MAX Celebrates Global Cuisine, 11 AM - 2 PM
  • Drop-in Study Abroad Advising, 2 - 3 PM. Join us in our WebEx Room.
  • Teaching English Abroad After Graduation Info Session, 4-5 PM. The presentation will be repeated during the hour, so drop in at your convenience. Join us in our WebEx Room.
Thursday 10/22 – Spotlight on Europe
  • Gilman Scholarship Workshop, 11 AM - Register in advance for this session HERE.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the session. The Gilman Scholarship is for study abroad Eiffel Towerstudents who receive the Pell grant.
  • The MAX Celebrates Global Cuisine 11 AM - 2 PM
  • Drop-in Study Abroad Advising, 2 - 3 PM. Join us in our WebEx Room.

  •   "From Crepes to Dosas: Eating and Drinking the Many Cuisines in Paris” with Dr. Jim Winchester in WebEx, 4:00 to 4:20 PM. Dr. Winchester is program co-director of the GC Paris study abroad program
  • Paris Study Abroad Virtual Information Meeting and Raffle, 5 PM: Join Dr. Jim Winchester and Dr. Sunita Manian to learn about the 2021 Summer Study Abroad Program to Paris where we will spend a full month living in one of the world’s great cities.  All who register for the 5 PM Paris session will be entered for a raffle to win (1) A $25 Gift Certificate to Aubri Lane's; (2) Framed Picture of Paris; (3) Framed Picture of Monet's Water Lilies; or (4) Coffee Mug with Monet's Water Lilies. To enter, students must complete the Registration Form.
  • Festival de Musica Latina, 7- 8 PM. Details HERE. Hosted by the GC Spanish Club

Monday 10/19: Spotlight on Central & South America and the Caribbean 

Central America: Central America is formed by the seven countries that lie in between Mexico and South America. These seven countries have an overall population of just over 41 million. Spending time in Central America means time close to the water. You will never be more than 125 miles away from the coast line. The main religion in Central America is The Roman Catholic Church, and almost four fifths of the population identifies as being Roman Catholic.

Interested in traveling to Central America? Check out our programs HERE!

Looking to go a little farther south? Check out more about South America below!!

South America: Ever wanted to travel to South America but haven’t known where to go?Cahel Pech

Here are some top tourist attractions: 
  • Machu Picchu in Peru
  • Iguazu Falls in Argentina/Brazil
  • Angel Falls in Venezuela
  • Rio de Janeiro and its Carnival in Brazil
  • Patagonia in Argentina/Chile
  • Amazon in Ecuador 
The most populated city in South America is São Paulo in Brazil. Almost half of South America's population lives in Brazil. Similarly to Central America, the main religion here is the Catholic Church. The main language across the continent is Spanish, while Portuguese is the primary language of Brazil. Some people also speak indigenous languages or the languages of their former colonizer.  

Sound interLas Condes, Santiagoesting? Click HERE to check out all of our programs in the Americas. Whether you want to visit ancient Mayan and Aztec ruins, study Spanish,  explore a rain forest, zip line through a jungle, or enjoy the big city life, we have a program for you!

GC Bahamas: Plants, People and Ecosystems
GC Belize: Exploring Health Perspectives
GC Chile: Culture and the Professional World
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Tuesday 10/20: Spotlight on Asia and the Pacific

Asia: Wondering if your next overseas adventure could be to AsiaKyoto Maiko? Asia is host to many bustling cities and countries. The continent is host to over 4 billion people across 48 countries which is almost 30% of the earth's surface area.With many high-ranked cities including Bangkok, Singapore, and Tokyo you are sure to find your next big adventure. Whether you want to visit the Taj Mahal in India, the Great Wall of China, or if hiking the mountains of Nepal is more your speed, there is an adventure in Asia for everyone. There are many different languages spoken throughout Asia. In fact some countries have over 30 languages that are commonly spoken. 

Want to learn more about what your life could look like traveling through Asia? Check out the programs GC has to offer HERE. 

GC Philippines and Japan: Culture and Evidence-Based Healthcare

Australia & the Pacific Islands: Is adventure calling your name? Look no further than exploring Australia and the Pacific Islands. Whether you're interested in the city life of Sydney and Melbourne, adventuring through the outback, or chilling in small beach towns along the coast, there is an adventure for everyone.

Australia is home to wildlife. There are three times as many sheep as there are people. They also are a mix of different cultures and ethnicities with almost 49% of the population being born in a different country or having parents born in different countries. Even though it is a huge continent, the population is almost solely on the coastline due to the fact that the middle of the country is mostly desert land. Majestic Mountains

Top places to visit in Asia and the Pacific Islands: 
  1. Kyoto, Japan
  2. South Island, New Zealand
  3. Fiji
  4. Sydney, Australia NSW,
  5. Great Barrier Reef
  6. The Great Wall of China
  7. The Taj Mahal, India
Want to plan your next study abroad experience in Australia? See the options that GC offers HERE.

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 Wednesday 10/21: Spotlight on Africa

Africa: The continent of Africa lies south of Europe right between the Atlantic Ocean and Indian Ocean. It is famously known as the second largest continent by both population and area. 54 different countries make up the entirety of Africa today, and the continent is almost cut equally in half by the equator. One of the most traveled-to destinations is Cape Town, South Africa, a beautiful city on the coast.

GC Tanzania: Disability & Culture
GC Tanzania: Global Health

Have you ever wanted to visit Africa? Learn more by clicking HERE.

A few popular destinations:
  • Tanzania
  • Cape Town
  • Port Elizabeth
  • Morocco
For more information, email

Thursday: Spotlight on Europe

Europe: Have you ever dreamed of traveling to Europe? Don’t hesitate!
Click HERE to browse the many study abroad options in Europe.

Czech Republic: Located in Central Europe near Austria and Germany, this country has a gorgeous hilly landscape with a temperate and oceanic climate. The Czech Republic is known for the city of Prague where there are hundreds of castles and mansions perfect for sightseeing. Czech is the official language here, and in busy places like Prague, many citizens understand English. 

Click HERE to learn more about study abroad opportunities in Czech Republic.

England: England shares a border with Wales and Scotland and is a member of the United Kingdom. England lies between the Irish and Celtic Sea and is separated from continental Europe by the North Sea. Most people know England for its capital, London, which is the largest city in the United Kingdom. 

Popular Destinations in England: 
  • London
  • Oxford
  • Manchester
GC England: Chinwag in London - A Communication Experience
GC England: Introduction to Global Health Systems
GC England: Graduate Nursing Leadership

Click HERE to see where you can study abroad in the United Kingdom.

France: We’re sure you’ve heard of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, but France has even more to offer than this beautiful tourist destination. Located in Western Europe, France is well-known for its fashion houses and many art museums. People who have visited in the past often recall how great their sophisticated cuisine is, which only adds to the reason why Paris, France is one of the most visited cities in the world!

Click HERE to browse study abroad options in France.
GC France: Gender, Culture and The Good Life: An Interdisciplinary Exploration of Paris
Summer Intercultural Leadership Program in Strasbourg, France (CEPA)

Germany: Germany is in Central and Western Europe and has a vastly diverse landscape from rivers to mountains and rolling plains. The heart of the country is also its capital, Berlin. The city of Berlin has incredible historic significance including the impact of the Berlin wall and the role of Berlin in World War II. The official language here is German, but many citizens know English as they learn it in grade school.

Germany Fun Facts: 
  • Populated by over 81 million people
  • Germany is a member of the EU

Click HERE to see where you can study abroad in Germany.

GC Germany, Netherlands, and France: International Business Experience
GC Germany: History of German Scientists in Berlin

Go HERE to see your program options in Italy or Greece.
GC Italy and Greece: The History, Culture and Foodways of the Mediterranean
Montepulciano, Italy

Spain: The country is located on Europe's Iberian peninsula, and the citizens here speak Spanish. A few also know English, but Spanish is definitely the most prominent and widely-spoken language. Spain is famous for many things such as their famous Paella dish, the beautiful beaches, and football.

Where can you study in Spain? Here are a few popular spots:
  • Madrid
  • Barcelona
  • Valencia
Click HERE to view your full range of options in Spain.
GC Spain: Spanish Language and Culture

Sweden: Located in Northern Europe, this Nordic country borders Norway and Finland. Sweden is home to diverse landscapes from mountains to coastal regions to dense forests. This small country has a lot to offer, like medieval towns and royal palaces that are open for viewing. The capital, Stockholm, is a great place to learn about business and corporate leadership. Nearly 90% of the country speaks proficient English although Swedish is the primary language.

GC Sweden: Corporate Sustainability & Leadership

Fun Fact: Sweden is known to be a very sustainable country. Many people bike as a main form of transportation, so it is also a great place to learn how to incorporate sustainability into business ideas. 

Learn more about study abroad options in Sweden by clicking HERE.

Exchange Partners:

Australia Catholic University
Charles Sturt University
Czech Republic
University of Hradec Kralove
De Montfort University
University of Winchester
Universite Charles-de-Gaulle Lille 3
The American Business School in Paris
Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg
SRH University Heidelberg
University of Paderborn
Zeppelin University
Hong Kong
Hong Kong Baptist University
J.F. Oberlin University
Kansai Gaidai University
Ritsumeikan University
Universidad Iberoamericana Puebla
Universidad Popular Autonoma del Estado de Puebla (UPAEP)
Universidad de Lima
South Korea
University of Seoul
Universitat de Valencia
Universidad de Valladolid
Linnaeus University
Sodertorns University College
University of Taipei
Study Abroad Partners offering programs around the world
ISA: International Studies Abroad, (ISA), offers high-quality programs in numerous countries. Click HERE to see all of the options available through ISA.
SFS: The School for Field Studies, (SFS), creates a learning experience outside of the classroom for those interested in the environment and climate change. Click HERE to see the programs they offer.
SIT: The School for International Training, (SIT), has developed programs centered around some of the world’s most critical global issues. There are programs offered for many different majors. Click HERE to learn more and see if SIT is the right fit for you.
For more information, email or call 478-445-4789.
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