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You’re Invited to a Weeklong Celebration of Study...

Monday, February 7, 2022 A Message from Lindi Kourtellis, Manager, Study Abroad Programs National Study Abroad Day is celebrated this year on Monday, February 28, 2022, to highlight and bring awareness to the benefits and impact of studying abroad. This year, the Study Abroad and Global Experiences Office (SAGE) invites you to a weeklong celebration of study […]

Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) Comes...

Thursday, May 27, 2021 By Lindi Kourtellis, Manager of Study Abroad Programs COIL is a virtual exchange model that stands for Collaborative Online International Learning. COIL emphasizes collaboration, internationalization, cross-cultural competence, technology and accessibility. In the COIL model, students from different cultures enroll in shared courses with faculty members from different countries co-teaching and managing […]

Big Changes Coming to Study Abroad and Global Experiences

Tuesday, February 9, 2021 Big changes are coming to the Study Abroad and Global Experience (SAGE) program, including significant curriculum internationalization options for students, the addition of virtual study abroad opportunities and a restart of student travel, albeit modestly, for the 2021-2022 academic year, among many others. “While the pandemic has presented challenges for the […]

Celebrate National Study Abroad Day With These Events

Tuesday, February 9, 2021 In anticipation of National Study Abroad Day, which will be celebrated on Monday, February 22, 2021, the Study Abroad and Global Experiences office (SAGE) invites you to a weeklong celebration of study abroad and global experiences. Engage with local guides and guest speakers from around the world. Participate in live walking tours and […]

International Education Week Events Coming Soon

Join Valencia’s efforts in recognizing international education at this year’s International Education Week (IEW), which will be celebrated collegewide Monday, November 12 through Friday, November 16, 2018. IEW is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. It is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. […]

Students Design New SAGE Website

By Jerry Hensel, Professor, Computer Programming and Analysis Innovation. Forward thinking. Problem solving. These were the words that described Professor of Computer Programming and Analysis Ray Enger’s capstone class from the Osceola Campus. Ray and his students were tasked to help redesign the SAGE (Study Abroad & Global Experiences) website. They focused on creating an appealing and functional […]

Students Experience Technology in London

A Message from Stacey Johnson, President, East and Winter Park Campuses Recently, 25 students and three faculty members returned from a week in London, England. The study abroad program, which stretched from Tuesday, June 7 to Tuesday, June 14, 2016, was led by Heith Hennel, professor, information technology; Jerry Hensel, professor, computer programming and technology; and Wendy […]

Announcing New Leadership for Study Abroad and Global...

Left to right: Vannia Ruiz, Joanna Branham, Leila Ayala Camacho, Kara Parsons, Lisandra Jimenez, Robyn Brighton A message from Karen Borglum, Assistant Vice President, Curriculum and Assessment With Jennifer Robertson’s move to executive dean of the new Poinciana Campus from her previous role as director of Study Abroad and Global Experiences (SAGE), Academic Affairs conducted a […]

Planning Travel to Europe? View This Alert Regarding...

If you’re planning a trip to Europe, please note that the U.S. Department of State has issued an alert to U.S. citizens on the potential risks of travel to and throughout Europe following several terrorist attacks, including the Tuesday, March 22, 2016, attacks in Brussels claimed by ISIL. The alert shares that groups continue to plan […]

Valencia Ranks Fourth in Nation for Number of Study...

Valencia College has ranked fourth in the nation for the total number of short-term duration study-abroad students for associates colleges in the 2015 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange. Valencia follows behind the College of DuPage in Illinois (198 study abroad students), Pellissippi State Community College in Tennessee (189) and Kirkwood Community College in Iowa […]