STUDYING ABROAD AT HOME
Bronx Community College has a long-standing commitment to the great educational experience of studying abroad. But the global coronavirus pandemic has curtailed opportunities for students to visit other parts of the planet in person. BCC has responded by providing study abroad in the same virtual learning environment to which most of our classes have moved.
The latest example: a partnership with Universidad de Iberoamerica (UNIBE) in Costa Rica. BCC will offer up to fifteen students a non-credit international virtual exchange experience during fall 2020. The focus will be on topics like the COVID-19 pandemic, mental health and wellness, and equity in health care. “What we will be looking at is how these areas are similar or different in the United States versus Costa Rica,” says Dr. Manny Lopez. “While we can’t fly there and they can’t come here, we will get a lens into each other’s experiences.”
Students in any major and freshman are encouraged to apply. But they must act NOW. The application deadline is October 12. The class will be held for six weeks every Friday at 3:00 p.m. starting on October 16.
The application is here: https://forms.gle/xRNh3YzfKUFwJjRP6