Part of Itasca Community College's mission is to "empower learners to meet and exceed their expectations and foster critical thinking and civic and global engagement."
Each year, ICC's Global Education Group - comprised of students, staff and faculty members - invites speakers from diverse backgrounds to campus to share their travel and living adventures in different countries. ICC sponsors global education activities each spring semester, which in addition to speakers often includes ethnic foods and the opportunity to view films that depict a variety of cultures.
Students at ICC can also experience their own international adventure. After graduation in May, ICC sponsors a 9 - 13 day trip to a foreign country. In May of 2019 we will visit the Galapagos Islands . Academic credit is available for those interested. Previous global education opportunities have had students traveling to the following: 1) Athens & the Aegean; 2) Ireland, Wales & London; 3) Paris, Provence & Barcelona; 4) Greece and Turkey; 5) Italy and France; 6) Germany, Austria, Czech Republic and Hungary; 7) China; 8) Egypt; 9) Costa Rica; 10) Spain and Morocco; and 11) Italy, Croatia and Slovenia. If you have questions about the Athens & the Aegean travel opportunity, please contact one of the trip co-leaders: Jackie Gallop at 218-322-2430 / Jackie.Gallop@itascacc.edu or Eric Ahlstrom at 218-322-2363 / Eric.Ahlstrom@itascacc.edu.
ICC also offers a Spring Semester study abroad experience in Denmark. Each fall we have Danish students study at ICC, and in March, ICC students travel to Denmark for eight weeks, including time for a 10-day Eurail trip and additional travel opportunities on the weekends. The Danish Exchange is worth 15 transferable semester credits. Classes start at ICC in January and are completed by May in Denmark.