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Global Learning: International Travel for Students

International Travel at FCC


FCC provides opportunities for students, faculty and staff to become more globally connected by experiencing diverse cultures while earning college credit. This also helps community members understand each other better and thus strengthen relationships across different backgrounds and cultures. 


Upcoming International Travel Opportunities




Travel Abroad with FCC: Ghana

January and March 2021

January 4-16 Trip: Join FCC Faculty on a 12-day experience to Ghana, Africa. Travel is paired with Sociology 101, English 102, or Communications 105.

March Trip: For Nursing Students.  Join FCC Faculty on a week-long trip over Spring Break to Ghana, Africa.  Travel is paired with Nursing clinicals.

Requirements: Be at least 18 years of age at the time of travel, in good academic standing and enroll in the associated academic course.

Interested? Come to one of the following informational meetings:

  • Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 2-3 pm in H105
  • Thursday, March 12, 2020, 1-2 pm in H105
  • Tuesday, March 24, 2020, 12:30-1:30pm in H111

Classes, Questions, & More Information:

COMM105 (Jan 2021): Small Group Communications (Dr. Kathy Brooks)

ENGL102 (Jan 2021): English Composition and Literature (Prof. Shemica Sheppard)

SOCY101 (Jan 2021): Introduction to Sociology (Prof. Corwin Parker)


If you're interested in helping FCC students travel to Ghana for a life-changing experience in 2021, please consider a tax-deductible donation to the Study Abroad Scholarship through the FCC Foundation by clicking here.

Also, check out:

MCCIEC, The Maryland Community College International Education Consortium, has travel opportunities through other community colleges in Maryland.


Student Travel Resources

Click on the tab titled "Paying for Your Trip" at the top of this page to learn how you may be able to receive assistance. 

Passport information, from application to fees, learn what you need in order to get yours. 

Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). This is a free service that allows US citizens traveling or living abroad to receive the latest security updates from the nearest US embassy or consulate. 

Library Guide on Countries and Cultures

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Global Learning Committee

Mission Statement

The Global Learning Committee at Frederick Community College facilitates the development of on- and off-campus global experiences (known as Global Learning Initiatives) that help students, faculty, and staff gain the knowledge and skills necessary to become responsible, successful citizens in a globally-connected world.

Committee Co-Chairs

Beth Douthirt-Cohen & Ivy Chevers

Kelly Trigger, Liaison, AVP for Center for Teaching and Learning

For general questions, email Ruth Flores at 

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