The Center for International Education offers students different program options for faculty-led study abroad programs. Students travel with faculty members to the host country and enroll in Central State University courses. Students should research all options and in conjunction with the Program Coordinator and select a primary program to which to apply.
Learn about various aspects of Dominican society through lectures, study abroad, guided tours, participant observation, and other types of active learning, while improving their language skills in Spanish (speaking, listening, reading, and writing). Students will learn about the history of the Dominican Republic, their economy, politics, culture, psychosocial aspects, literature, cinema, dialect, sports, etc. Methodologies and data from History, Political Science, Linguistics, Literature, Social Work, Psychology, Environmental Studies, etc. will be used to help students grow understanding of the Dominican Republic and the Spanish-speaking world, as well as to help them gain critical-thinking skills and knowledge that will enrich their global citizenship.
Professor Erin Smith Glenn, Associate Professor of Art leads this trip to Paris, France to exam of how Artists of the Harlem Renaissance Shaped the Fabric of Modern Day Paris. More information coming soon!
Led by Dr. Krishna, while traveling in India, students participate in cultural events and festivals. You will visit the Taj Mahal, Hindu temples, Buddhist temples, and the Gandhi museum. Live with farmers and participate in a farming community and eat tasty and authentic Indian food. Students build cultural competencies and learn how to engage with a multicultural crowd. This will help to develop a well-informed mindset and wider perspective toward other cultures and people.
This inter-disciplinary experiential seminar is a study abroad course to Italy and is designed to explore the influence of Italian European fine arts culture on Central State’s fine arts programs. This is a special quest to genuinely approach the purpose of one cultural tradition in association with another. Students will immerse themselves in guided tours, lectures, and on-site assignments. As a result of participant observation, students will also complete a case study analysis project assignment. Students can be expected to return with a proficient understanding that can be applied to any fine arts program that directly addresses the history and the affect one culture may have on another. In this case, culture will be examined on not just ethnic proportions, but time periods and practices too.
Travel with fellow CSU classmates to Guyana and explore a country rich in cultural and historical sites including Georgetown, East Bank, West Coast villages, and a rainforest excursion. Hear and engage in numerous interactive presentations to learn about Guyana's demographics, history, and Guyanese contemporary issues. Learn about Caribean Culture & Food Systems. Led by Dr. Giddings.
The study abroad venue is in Ghana, the first country to gain independence from Great Britain on March 6, 1957. The approach is to see Ghana as a microcosm of the African continent in terms of historical development, the diversities and contrasts in human and natural resources. The objective is to provide the first-hand opportunity for students to experience Africa beyond the scope of tourist fantasies and wild imaginations, and thus replace myths with realities. The actual venue of the study abroad is the University of Ghana, Legon (Alma Mater of a leading faculty member) in Accra, the capital of Ghana which is located in the southern part of Ghana on the Atlantic coast. The University of Ghana, Legon is a University Village for the university community and faculty with amenities such as hospitals, post offices, shops, markets, etc.Accommodation arrangements for the study period will be at the University of Ghana, Institute of African studies, Yiri Lodge. The weekend will be devoted to a field trip to Cape Coast and Elmina as experimental learning. Experimental learning is designed to enhance cultural competency.
Travel with fellow CSU professors and classmates to China. Walk the famous Great Wall of China, take a picture in front of the Olympic stadium, and go to the Forbidden City among other cultural visits. Visit four companies in China and take a cooking class to learn how to make popular Chinese dishes such as dumplings. This trip is geared towards business majors.