Monday, August 30, 2010 - 1:23pm

Global perspectives were the focus of discussion as students in two JCC summer programs came together for a combined class session in mid-August.

Students from JCC's English Language Immersion Program met with students in the college's Scholar Enrichment Program to exchange ideas and perceptions of each other's culture.

The summer English Language Immersion Program, a three-week, non-credit experience, provided international students and area residents for whom English is not a first language an opportunity to study English grammar and improve vocabulary, pronunciation, listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The program also included excursions to Niagara Falls, Chautauqua Institution, and other regional destinations.

Supported by a grant from the Western New York Career Pathways Consortium, the Scholar Enrichment Program provided an opportunity for students entering their senior year of high school to earn college credit in a focused area of study. The students completed the three-credit hour course “Introduction to Global Business” with instructors Gregory Rabb and Martha Zenns.

Participating students, who were selected by their high schools, studied the economics, politics, and global monetary systems of international trade and developed an understanding of the global marketplace, diverse cultures, and the roles of management and labor in international business.



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