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BPCC students taking trip to Austria

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BATON ROUGE — Three Bossier Parish Community College students left for Salzburg, Austria last week to participate in the Global Citizenship Program: Ethics and Engagement.

In addition, eight other students from Louisiana’s community and technical colleges are attending the week-long international study experience sponsored by the Salzburg Global Seminar.

The purpose of the program is to allow participants to explore pressing issues of global concern and to view such issues from a perspective outside the borders of the United States. Study will take place at Schloss Leopoldskron, an 18th century castle in Salzburg that is home of the Seminar. This is the sixth year that LCTCS colleges are participating in the Salzburg program.

“This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for our students,” said Monty Sullivan, president of the Louisiana Community and Technical College System. “The academic and workforce training our students are receiving in globally competitive fields has prepared them for this opportunity.  By sharing and applying what they’ve learned, they will gain an appreciation of international perspectives in an immersive learning environment that will have a lasting impact.”

An additional group of six LCTCS faculty and administrators will travel to Austria later this summer to participate in a seminar titled, “Education for Global Citizenship: What, Why and How” from July 13 through 20.

Students attending the May seminar are:

  • Bossier Parish Community College: Nikeba Black, Brianna Ellis, Kristen Hulshouser
  • Baton Rouge Community College: Eduardo Diaz Carrero
  • Delgado Community College: Peter Mayaka, Jordan Kate Smith
  • Louisiana Delta Community College: Cayce Roberts;
  • Northshore Technical Community College: Alex McIntyre, Cynthia Wells
  • SOWELA Technical Community College: Herbert Albert III, Vincent Smith