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International Experience in Quebec

Thursday, January 09, 2014

Clinton Community College students will once again have the opportunity to study abroad, this year in Quebec, Canada. HUM 285 International Experience in Quebec is designed to encourage students to develop a global perspective through a cross-cultural learning experience on campus and two-weeks abroad.

“This will be an up close and personal look at the number one trading partner of Clinton County and New York State. The program will feature presentations from some of the province’s business, cultural, political and technological leaders. This is a once in a lifetime experience to know a culture different from our own,” states the course’s instructor, David Graham.

HUM 285 International Experience in Quebec begins on Clinton’s campus in the Spring 2014 semester, where students will develop knowledge, skills and strategies to have a successful international study experience in Quebec. Students will enhance their cultural observation, communication, and acculturation skills and learn basic knowledge of the Quebecois language, history, culture, and business practices.

For two weeks beyond the end of the semester, students will then travel and study in Montreal, the business capital of Quebec, and in Quebec City, its cultural capital. Students will participate in classroom lectures and visit sites that are historically, commercially, and culturally significant. Students will also participate in programs with Quebec students in on-line cross-cultural discussions.

“Students today need an education that truly prepares them for a global economy and society. Students in our China program last year expressed that that learned not only about Chinese culture, but also a great deal about their own. This year’s program in Quebec will be an opportunity for students and community members alike to develop their global skills and apply them locally,” said Humanities Professor, Diane Parmeter.

Study abroad has a transformative, highly positive effect on educational growth. When students study abroad, they learn about how things are done in other parts of the world, make new friends, gain a new personal perspective and on their own culture, expand their worldview, develop career and personal skills that will help them compete in a global market, enhance the value of their degree, and are more likely to graduate from college.

“The International Experience in Quebec course is an integral component to a student’s education. Traveling is not always possible for so many of our students and this program will provide an opportunity to take what is learned in the classroom and see it in action,” states Vice President for Academic Affairs, Cheryl Lesser.

The Clinton Community College Foundation is pleased to offer scholarships for eligible students to help cover the expense of international travel. Student Development Grants through the Clinton Alumni Association will also be available to help offset the cost of travel.

Clinton’s Spring Semester begins January 27th; course registration is happening through January 24th. For more information, visit or contact the instructor of the course, David B. Graham and/or Diane E. Parmeter. Clinton Community College is a member of the State University of New York system, and was rated one of the best community colleges in the nation.