MCC International Fellowships

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APPLICATIONS ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED FOR THE 2020 MCC INTERNATIONAL FELLOWSHIPS TO GREECE AND PORTUGAL.

THE DEADLINE TO APPLY IS MONDAY, DECEMBER 2ND, 2019.  STAFF/ FACULTY RECOMMENDATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY MONDAY, DECEMBER 2ND, 2019.

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MCC INTERNATIONAL FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Middlesex Community College is committed to educating students about global issues and broadening their perspective of the world community. In our interdependent global economy, the College recognizes that our students need to understand other cultures and global relationships to enhance their participation in a global marketplace.

The MCC International Fellowship Study Abroad courses are academic opportunities for students to study the culture, history, and language of a particular country.  There are typically 8-12 students selected for each Fellowship opportunity.  Accepted students enroll and actively participate in a three-credit course, which may be used as either a Humanities or Social Sciences elective.  This course includes a series of lectures about the history and culture of the country to be studied.  A component of the course is a two-week travel experience to the country.  Students are expected to complete assigned readings, write papers, and share their experience upon returning to the MCC community.

2020 MCC INTERNATIONAL FELLOWSHIP TO GREECE

The Greek Fellowship experience is primarily a two-week summer school program held in Greece during the first two weeks of June.  Students will attend lectures at the Hellenic American University in Athens about the history and culture of Greece.  Excursions will be planned in the afternoon and evening, such as walking tours at Acropolis Hill and the Roman Forum, a lesson on Greek dance at a local theater, and guided visits to museums.  As part of the program, participants will travel to ancient Greek villages, where they will tour archaeological sites, and to a Greek island.  The program will also include a service-learning component in Athens, where participants will engage in service activities with local community members.

There is some academic preparation prior to the fellowship travel, including eight lectures during the Spring 2020 semester and team building exercises led by MCC faculty and staff.  Upon return, students will complete a project to share with the MCC community.

Check out this article, highlighting the MCC 2019 Greek Fellows' experience studying abroad with Hellenic American University in Athens!

Take a look at the Greece Fellows' Blog here: https://mccgreece.travel.blog/

2020 MCC INTERNATIONAL FELLOWSHIP TO PORTUGAL

The Portugal Fellowship experience is primarily a two-week summer school program held in Portugal during the last week of May and the first week of June.  Students will attend lectures at the University of Lisbon about the history and culture of Portugal.  Excursions will be planned in the afternoon and evening in and around Lisbon.  As part of the program, participants will travel outside of Lisbon to sites of cultural importance, such as a recently discovered Roman archaeological site. The program will also include a service-learning component, where participants will engage in service activities with local community members.

There is some academic preparation prior to the fellowship travel, including eight lectures during the Spring 2020 semester and team building exercises led by MCC faculty and staff.  Upon return, students will complete a project to share with the MCC community.

INTERNATIONAL FELLOWSHIP TO BELIZE

MCC’S international Fellowship to Belize is a three-credit course and one-credit Coral Conservation Lab with in-country travel and research. Students study coral reef ecosystems and the global perspectives of complex environmental issues, including marine resource management and the importance of reefs in Belize culture. Activities include data collection while scuba diving and/or snorkeling. Students are expected to share what they have learned with the college community.

To apply, students must be registered in ENV 121 Coral Reef Ecology (F 2-4:30 Sp19) or have completed the course in a previous year. Applicants must additionally be currently enrolled in an MCC degree program in Fall 2018, complete 12 credits of coursework by December 31, 2018, be at least 18 years old, have a minimum G.P.A. of 2.7, and submit a completed application.

The estimated participant program fee for the Belize Fellowship is $850. This fee covers course tuition, round-trip airfare, in-country transportation, accommodations, excursions, and Belize diving. Participants are additionally responsible for passport expenses, any required visa fees, meals, incidentals, and diving certification.

Read about the Belize 2019 Fellows' adventures here: https://belizereef2019.home.blog



For more information, contact Katie Reynolds, reynoldsk@middlesex.mass.edu, 978-656-3254.

The video below highlights the benefits of study abroad through the Fellowship programs.

Study Abroad Video

Last Modified: 11/12/19