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Students Prepare for Center for Global Security and International Affairs Summer Study Abroad Program

June 19, 2013


The Florida A&MUniversity (FAMU) Center for Global Security and International Affairs 2013 Summer StudyAbroad Program’s 23 scholars are geared up and ready to journey to South Africa (six students), Dominican Republic (four students), Ghana (five students), and Brazil (eight students),respectively. 

Scheduled to depart Tallahassee on June 24 for a time span of four to six weeks, the students will take classes atselected universities or institutions in their chosen countries. Students are required to take a course in the language of the country as part of their required cultural immersion activity for the Center’s study abroad program.

The program’s participants started their initial research project in the spring 2013 semester, and upon the students’return to Tallahassee in August, they will participate in a campus colloquium affording program scholars opportunities to present reports on their study abroad experience and the academic research they conducted in their respective countries.

“As director of the Center for Global Security and International Affairs, I'm pleased to see the product of facultyand mentors' commitment to developing future global leaders,” said Keith Simmonds, director and principal investigator for the FAMU Center for Global Securityand International Affairs.

The Center for Global Security and International Affairs (CGSIA) mission iscreating and developing leaders utilizing a holistic approach through teaching, dialoguing and informing citizens at home and abroad about global security and international affairs.We consider ourselves as vendors in the marketplace of ideas, communicating a new paradigm for national security.

This is the Center’s fourth year studying abroad. Since 2009, students have traveled to China, Hong Kong, Belgium,Britain, Spain and Costa Rica. The program scholars understand that the world has become a global community without borders, and it is critical that Americans become conversant with the politics, economics and culture of all people.

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