MCC International Fellowships

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Middlesex Community College is committed to educating students about global issues and broadening student perspectives of the world community. The MCC International Fellowship is an academic opportunity for MCC students to study a country's culture, literature, and history and then visit that country. Since 1992, Middlesex has offered fellowships to China, Russia, Cambodia, Costa Rica, Spain, UK-Ireland, Europe, Belize, Morocco, and Peru. Fellowships vary from year to year, and the choice of country depends on funding, travel restrictions, and availability.

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For additional information about the International Fellowship to Greece, please download the information packet.  For any questions, contact Katie Reynolds, International Study Abroad Coordinator, at reynoldsk@middlesex.mass.edu and (978) 656-3254.

GENERAL INFORMATION

MCC students must apply for an International Fellowship. Once accepted, they are enrolled in a three-credit course, which may be used as either Humanities or Social Science credit.  The three-credit course includes a series of lectures, readings, papers, and other requirements focusing on the culture, literature, economics, and history of the country studied. One component of the Fellowship is a visit to the country itself. The cost of the visit is subsidized by the college. MCC faculty and/or staff accompany each Fellowship.  All Fellowships satisfy the following ISLOs: Multicultural and Global Literacy, Written and Oral Communication, Critical Thinking, Social Responsibility, and Personal and Professional Development.

Each participant must pay a non-refundable program fee of $500. Participants are additionally responsible for costs of passports and visas, travel immunizations, additional health insurance, course materials, optional excursions, and personal expenses. The MCC International Fellowship covers costs for the three-credit course tuition, roundtrip airfare, in-country transportation, accommodations, and some meals.  Students currently enrolled in a degree program at MCC for the fall 2018 semester who will have completed at least 12 credits of coursework at MCC by December 31, 2018 may apply for the International Fellowship. Additionally, applicants must be at least 18 years old, have a minimum G.P.A. of 2.5, and submit the Fellowship application online.

INTERNATIONAL FELLOWSHIP TO GREECE

The 2019 MCC International Fellowship to Greece 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. 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 itself, including team building exercises led by the Center for International Studies staff.  Upon return, students will complete a project to share with the MCC community.



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

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Last Modified: 10/17/18