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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

UACCM Invites Arkansas to Join Students on International Trips

Instructors will hold two brief meetings to answer questions about UACCM’s trip this May to Scotland and Ireland and next May to the Galapagos Islands. Anyone interested can attend Thursday, February 4th at 6:00 p.m. or on Friday, February 5th at 11:15 a.m., in the Library Complex, room LC 201.

The Scotland/Ireland trip runs from May 24, 2016 to June 2, 2016 with optional stay-ahead or stay-behind arrangements. The price includes airfare, hotels, all breakfasts and dinners, as well as entry to the historical sites and activities, such as the guided ghost tour of Edinburgh. The Galapagos Islands trip runs from May 25, 2017 to June 4, 2017 and also offers the stay-ahead or stay-behind options. The price includes airfare to Quito, Ecuador, and to the Galapagos Islands, hotels, boats between the islands, three meals each day, and entry to the historical sites and activities, such as snorkeling in the islands.

English Instructor Karen Caig says, “International travel experience has become increasingly important since employers look for a global perspective in their new hires. Also, studies show that people who experience foreign cultures are able to think more creatively and flourish in a diverse workplace. We have travelled with students and community members to twelve countries on three continents over the last six years. Not only have our group members of all ages gained important life skills; they also have a blast as they learn.” Students who wish to earn a three-hour general education elective credit can sign up for the accompanying Global Studies course.

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