The Cooperative Center for Study Abroad (CCSA) recently wrapped up its Winter 2015-16 study abroad courses through WKU, including five winter programs: London Winter, London Arts & Literature, London Theater, Australian Ecosystems and Two Capitals: London & Dublin.
Over 240 students from 18 institutions completed 16 different courses taught by 16 faculty from eight CCSA member schools. The London programs started on December 26, 2015, with the two weeks spent in London and the surrounding areas. The London-Dublin program also started in London on December 26, then moved to Dublin on January 3. The Australia program started on December 26, then returned on January 9, 2016.
CCSA Executive Board Chair from Morehead State University, Dr. Royal Berglee, said the CCSA winter programs to London, Dublin and Australia had excellent participation. Berglee served as program director of the London-Dublin program. He said that it was exciting to see so many students having new experiences and learning about other places and cultures.
One student wrote that “studying in London was a life-changing experience. In my two short weeks here, I got to experience old and new, all while in a culturally accepting atmosphere. It truly was the best decision I could have ever made. It gave me a new confidence in myself and my abilities.”
Winter 2015-16 programs offered a unique set of courses taught by wonderful faculty from our member institutions. CCSA is made up of small and large schools, private and public, but everyone believes in CCSA and the model it offers for so many first-time study abroad students.
CCSA’s twenty-six member institutions are gearing up for the Summer 2016 programs in Australia, Belize, Ireland, London and South Africa. The May & early June application deadline is February 12 with the final deadline of February 29. The late June and July summer application deadline is March 25 with final deadline of April 15.
WKU serves as CCSA’s host institution through the Office of Study Away in the Division of Extended Learning and Outreach.