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Local study abroad trips scheduled amid COVID

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Local study abroad trips scheduled amid COVID

Local study abroad trips scheduled amid COVID

COVID-19 has changed the way people travel and the same is true for students preparing to study overseas.

Planning is underway for some colleges in Southwest Florida who do anticipate offering study abroad programs this year.

Others are on hold.

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You feeling likehe’s really connect with you --he’s present, he’s present."FLORIDA SOUTHWESTERN STATECOLLEGE HAS TENTATIVE PLANS TOBRING STUDENTS ABROAD THISSUMMER -- DESPITE THE C-D-CRECOMMENDATION, THAT PROGRAMSLIKE THIS SHOULD BE PUT ON HOLD.BUT WE’RE LEARNING THE PANDEMICIS WHAT’S ACTUALLY *MOTIVATINGMANY STUDENTS, TO WANT TO TRAVEL*NOW.JESSICA ALPERN IS AT F-S-W TOEXPLAIN.:21-29INTRO:THEY’RE LOOKING AT THE MAKEUP OFTHE AROUND 60-STUDENTS WHO’VEALREADY SIGNED UP... AND HOWIT’S DRASTICALLY DIFFERENT FROMTRIPS IN YEAR’S PAST.VO:THE DIRECTOR OF INTERNATIONALEDUCATION AT F-S-W SAYS ITSLIKELY THAT MORE STUDENTSTHIS YEAR’S GROUP HAVE TRAVELEDABROAD BEFORE.ONE WAY TO TELL IS THE FACT THATSIGNIFICANTLY MORE OF THEMALREADY HAVE PASSPORTS.SOTVO1:when I first came into thisposition we sent 34 abroad in2019 to Italy and maybe a thirdhad a passportBUTTTwo years later in 2021 andgiven all that’s happened we’reseeing a very differentpopulation emerge.

Of the 60students we’re working withprobably 2/3 already havepassport, so seeing a differenttype of student that’s curiousabout study abroad right nowHE SAYS IN TALKING WITH STUDENTSAND PARENTS ABOUT WHAT’SMOTIVATING THEM TO TRAVEL NOW.THE PANDEMIC AND TO TRAVELNOW...MOTIVATING THEM WHAT’SMOTIVATING THEM TO TRAVEL NOW...THE PANDEMIC AND OPPORTUNITY TOSEE HOW OTHER PARTS OF THE WORLDARE HANDLING IT, IS A MOTIVATINGFACTOR.This really is an exciting timeto see how the world responds toa global health crisis, what issociety like, how are thinteracting, how is thatdifferent than how we as anation and FL are responding, itreally is like a sociologicalexperiment on how societiesfunction now vs.

How they mahave previous to all this, andthen what is yet to come.HE DESCRIBES THE SUMMER TRIP ASAN OPPORTUNITY TO GET A BIRD’SEYE VIEW OF HISTORY.TAG:I ALSO CHECKED IN WITH F




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