Spelman College, the historically Black educational institution for women in Atlanta, has developed a new study abroad opportunity for its students in conjunction with the Council on International Education Exchange (CIEE). This May, 100 students from Spelman will travel to either South American, Europe, or Africa. Spelman students will visit Lima, Peru; Legon, Ghana; Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; or Lisbon, Portugal. The program will offer Spelman students a two-week, concentrated, intensive learning experience steeped in the social, economic, political, and cultural values of their host countries.
Students will take a course on intercultural engagement that will include several field trips. Eight Spelman faculty will accompany the students overseas. Upon completion of the study abroad project, each student will receive three course credits. A joint financial aid award from Spelman and CIEE will provide each student with a scholarship that will cover either 75 percent or 50 percent of program expenses.
“We look forward to partnering with CIEE on this global education experience that will give Spelman students a unique opportunity to have a meaningful international experience in the company of faculty who can help them understand the intercultural context of the countries they visit,” said Spelman President Beverly Daniel Tatum.