Studying abroad is not a luxury. It helps prepare individuals to compete in the global job market; if you plan to become a service provider, you are likely to work with people from all over the world. Major corporations and organizations are becoming increasingly globalized. Individuals who want to be competitive in the current global job market need the skills learned from experiencing a world different from their own.
Study abroad is essential to an individual’s education because it builds awareness of a career’s global aspect and develops self-reliance, independent thinking, and job skills. When hiring, employers strongly desire problem solving and analytical skills, cross-cultural competency, and the ability to work well with individuals from different cultures.
Students who want to transfer to a four-year university after completing their programs at Durham Technical Community College can earn transferable credits and strengthen their university applications by participating in a study abroad program.
Study/Travel Abroad Options
Durham Tech can help interested students research possible study/travel abroad programs based on their programs of study, their interests, and their goals. Visit or email the Center for the Global Learner to schedule a meeting with Heidi White, Director of International Student Services and Study Abroad to start thinking about your study abroad/travel options and to be referred to resources. Students can also begin looking at possible study/travel programs before meeting with the director.
Durham Tech usually organizes one or more study/travel abroad group programs each year.