The Global Studies Committee is dedicated to enriching intercultural awareness by bringing diverse experiences from around the world to San Juan College and taking San Juan College students and faculty off campus to experience the world for themselves.
Travel Study gives students the opportunity to earn academic credit while participating in short-term study abroad or domestic programs off-campus. Students travel with SJC faculty to study topics such as biodiversity in Costa Rica, the Italian Renaissance math and art in Italy, Japanese culture in Japan, political science in Washington, D.C., and much more! Why just read about something in a book? Experience it for yourself by using the world as the classroom!
The Global Studies Committee works with other offices on campus to promote events throughout the year that focus on international cultures and topics. Come to a movie night, international fair, or musical performance and learn a little bit more about the world!
In honor of World Wildlife Day (March 3, 2016), the Global Studies Committee is sponsoring a photo exhibit of endangered species throughout the month of March. A list of endangered animals is available at http://www.worldwildlife.org/species under the “Species” tab, and lists of endangered animals and plants are available at http://www.earthsendangered.com/. You don’t have to go as far as Africa to find endangered species; there are dozens of endangered species in New Mexico!
If you have a photo of an endangered animal or plant that you would like to submit for the photo exhibit, please provide an 11”x14” print with a completed submission form to Cynthia Rapp Sandhu in the Office of Global Studies (room 1624C) by February 23, 2016.
San Juan College has relationships with colleges and universities across New Mexico through the New Mexico Global Education Consortium to expand international opportunities for students and faculty.
Several San Juan College faculty are returned Peace Corps volunteers. The Global Studies Committee sponsors events that give students and community members the opportunity to learn more about the Peace Corps and how they can apply.