Cross-Cultural Experiences (CCE)

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update | Last updated December 21, 2020

The health and safety of our students, and entire campus community, is our top priority. While most of our student population are not among those most susceptible to the effects of the virus, we feel it is important to be mindful of the role we play in the broader global community as potential carriers who could be spreading the virus to the communities we were slated to visit or transmitting it back to our home communities. Please review the information below regarding specific CCE terms, and contact the Office of Global Education with any questions.

Winter 2021 CCEs

All Winter 2021 study abroad and Carroll course CCE travel has been canceled. The in-class portion of Winter 2020 Carroll course CCEs will run even with travel canceled. We aim to achieve the class learning outcomes in alternate ways, so that students can continue on with their four year plans, including completing CCS400. Students that were planning to study abroad will work with faculty advisors to supplant the coursework through an on-campus path or determine an alternative session to study abroad to fulfill the CCE requirement.

Spring 2021 CCEs

Travel has been canceled for international, domestic, and local CCEs for Spring 2021 session. Previously all international and domestic travel requiring transportation by plane had been canceled, and local travel has now been canceled as well. Local CCE courses will still be conducted during the spring semester. Successful completion of the on campus course portion will complete your CCE requirement (no further travel is needed).

There are still spring 2021 Carroll course CCEs with openings; you can apply for open courses by visiting cce.carrollu.edu. Acceptances are based first on class standing and second by the date and timestamp you open an application.

Each course will have a $100 deposit/cost only; there will be no additional charges for any spring 2021 Carroll course CCEs. CCE Awards have a minimum course fee requirement of $250 incurred by the applicant, therefore at this time no CCE awards will be provided to spring 2021 Carroll course CCEs.

Summer Session I

Summer study abroad programs for Summer I 2021 have been cancelled due to the unpredictability of travel safety. A decision for study abroad for Summer II and Summer III, has not been determined yet. Some providers will offer virtual opportunities; the Office of Global Education (contact: mmbaker@carrollu.edu) can work with students to figure out what will be the best option in fulfilling a CCE virtually. We recognize that this impacts not only your CCE credit, but other attempted coursework which may determine your graduation trajectory or entry into graduate school. We will help you work with faculty advisors to determine an alternative session to study abroad or a path on campus to fulfill your CCE requirement. We understand that the travel portion of a CCE course is so valuable to your experience at Carroll. If you wish to defer to a future term, please work with your faculty advisor and the International CCE Advisor to make those adjustments. Remember that all students must take the 2-credit CCS400: the Global Prospective Colloquium before graduating, so students must factor that in accordingly. Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions mmbaker@carrollu.edu.

Carroll Course CCEs

Carroll course CCEs for summer 2021 are all domestic courses without plane travel, so a decision for local travel/volunteering has not been determined yet. Whether travel occurs or not, the course portion of the CCEs will run.

If you have questions please contact Megan Couch at mcouch@carrollu.edu or cce@carrollu.edu.

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