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Global Studies Seminar
Enniskillen, Ireland; Marburg, Germany (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Spring Break
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Break 2018 12/01/2017 12/08/2017 04/05/2018 04/15/2018
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Housing Options: Hotel
Maximum Credits Available: 03 Prior Language Study: N/A
Eligibility Requirements:
Completed at least 12 college credits, GPA of 2.75 or higher Duration: Short-term, Summer, Summer Interim
Program Description:
Group at GiantsProgram Dates: The 2018 program will take place in Germany from April 5- April 15, 2018. Please note the program takes place after Spring Break and during the Spring semesters. Students will need to work with other instructors to plan for any classes they will miss.

Program Overview
   
This unique opportunity helps participants build cross-cultural skills by working with students from Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, and Marburg, Germany. Each year, students from Madison College and Waukesha Area Technical College meet for four to six days with students from our sister schools of South West College (SWC) and Käthe-Kollwitz-Schule (KKS). The location of this program alternates between N. Ireland, Germany, and Wisconsin. During the years that Madison College students travel to Europe, additional travel days provide the chance to sightsee and explore the local culture.

This program is open to both students and community members. Student and community member participants are required to enroll in the Global Studies Seminar course during the Spring Semester.

As a cultural and educational opportunity during the Spring semester, Madison College will offer a 3 credit class called "Global Studies Seminar". The focus of this class is making a living by doing good in global markets, however, the content is very flexible and projects can be tailored to be of value to any Madison College student.  The course requires travel to Northern Ireland or Germany, which includes participation in an international seminar held in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland or Marburg, Germany. As a part of the seminar, students will tour businesses that are employing innovative customer service strategies.

Students will also have an opportunity to visit various sites in Ireland, Germany, or Wisconsin.

Instructors for the program are: Holly Mercier: hmercier@madisoncollege.edu and Janet Sperstad: jsperstad@madisoncollege.edu


Course Information
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Student participants will register for the Global Studies Seminar course (3 credits), which meets once a week for most of the spring semester. Class sessions will involve research, trip preparation, and team presentation work. The course number for Global Studies Seminar in Germany is TBD.

Students will earn 3 credits at Madison College

This course focuses on:

   - the history, culture, business, and social issues of the host country;

   - current trends and issues in N. Ireland, Germany, and the U.S., and how they relate to overall marketing and tourism business strategies;

    - marketing management skills and perspectives to work successfully in the global marketplace; and

    - building cross-cultural skills by working with students from SWC and KKS.

Accommodations and Meals

Participants will be staying in double-occupancy hotel rooms during their stay in the host country. Single occupancy is available for an additional fee. Continental breakfast is provided daily. Lunches and most dinners must be paid for by the participants.

Global Studies Group PhotoExcursions

As part of the program cost, students will experience a number of excursions and cultural activities. In addition to visiting Marburg in 2108, students will also visit Berlin. There will also be a number of excursions throughout Germany.

Additional Information

A passport is required for U.S. citizens traveling to Europe. If you need to apply for a passport, it is advised to allow at least 6 weeks for standard processing.

This program is led by Madison College instructors, who will accompany participants to the host country as well as conduct pre-departure orientation sessions.


Cost
 
The cost for 2018 is $3198. Program fees include the following:
  • International airfare
  • In-country transportation
  • Breakfast daily and approximately 4 dinners
  • Lodging for the duration of the program- double occupancy (Single supplement is $800)     
  • Excursions in host country
  • Mandatory International Health Insurance
  • Admission fees for planned excursions
  • Ground transport to and from US airport of departure
Additional costs include the following:
  • Tuition for 3 Madison College credits
  • Most lunches and some dinners
  • Spending money
  • Passport (if you do not have one)
Scholarships are available up to $400 for Madison College students. Scholarship applications will be distributed after program acceptance.
 
To Apply

Interested students are required to complete an application by the deadline date. All materials, including the initial deposit of $500 (made payable to Madison College), must be received by 4:00 p.m. in the Center for International Education. (NOTE: unless an applicant is rejected, the $500 deposit is non-refundable). Accepted students will be sent information on how to register for the Spring semester course upon acceptance. Please contact us for more information.

For More Information Dunluce

Holly Mercier: hmercier@madisoncollege.edu

Janet Sperstad: jsperstad@madisoncollege.edu

If you would like to know more about studying abroad through Madison College, please email us or call 608-246-6201 to schedule an appointment.

In 2015, participants traveled to Germany. In 2016, participants traveled to Northern Ireland and in 2017 participants traveled to Wisconsin. In 2019, the program will be hosted in Northern Ireland and in 2020, the program will be in Wisconsin.

South West College

Käthe-Kollwitz Schule