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Delaware Tech Owens continues Global Understanding Series Oct. 16

Topic will be Global Voices from China
Oct 03, 2012
Source: Submitted Owens Campus nursing student Laura Gagnon is shown with native children while working at a local clinic in San Ignacio, Belize, during her Delaware Tech Study Abroad trip in spring 2012.

Delaware Technical Community College’s Owens Campus is continuing the college’s focus on providing global education and awareness through new presentations for the 2012 Global Understanding Series.

So far this fall, two Postcards From Abroad presentations provided information on areas around the globe where Delaware Tech offers Study Abroad trips.

Criminal justice student Amanda Mahadan discussed her trip to Edinburgh, Scotland, with other criminal justice students and advisers, and nursing student Laura Gagnon spoke about her trip to San Ignacio, Belize, with other nursing students.

In Postcards from Scotland, Mahadan, 23, of Laurel, said students were able to visit St. Giles Cathedral, watch a trial, and visit the Scottish Parliament, Arthur’s Seat, The Scott Monument, the local police station, The Royal Mile, Edinburgh Castle, the Wallace Monument and the National Galleries of Scotland. Students did this while attending classes at Stevenson College taught by Scottish professors.

“It was educational, it was cultural, it was entertaining, it was a little bit of everything,” Mahadan said.

The Belize Study Abroad program involved nursing students from the Owens, Terry, Stanton and Wilmington campuses of Delaware Tech. Students were able to gain hands-on nursing experience by assisting with patient screenings and exams, and informing citizens about disease prevention and care.

“It was a very humbling experience to go there,” Gagnon said. “This assured me that I wanted to be a nurse.”

There are several Global Understanding Series programs still to come this fall.  From 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 16, Owens Campus Director Dr. Ileana Smith and other faculty who visited China earlier this year will present  “Global Voices from China: Faculty/Staff Professional Development Program.”

An Arts & Culture International Film Screening from 1 to 4 p.m., Monday, Nov. 12 will show the award-winning international film “Hands of Harvest,” as well as international live action shorts

Auburn University student Marisa Grimes will present “Global Voices: Carrying the Torch for Global Causes” from noon to 1 p.m., Monday, Nov. 19.

For more information, go to www.dtcc.edu/academics/international-education/global-understanding-series.

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