CCSA launched this new service back in 2019. The goal was to enable our member institutions to control their programs while CCSA provides logistical support. Many of our members offer short-term “faculty-directed” programs, so CCSA created Custom Global as a means to support our member institutions as they sought ways to manage their own programs.
The pandemic shut down these for a few years, but now we are in our second year of growth.
We are working with two member institutions on spring break programs.
Eastern Kentucky University is offering a spring course that includes a week-long component in Bermuda. The course in part of the Risk Management and Insurance program EKU. Bermuda is one of the most important insurance markets in the world and students will meet people in this business. The group includes nine students and two program leaders. This program is in its third iteration with CCSA.
Murray State University is offering program in London during spring break with two courses. CCSA is assisting with on-site arrangements in support the the MSU education abroad office. The group includes 50 students, faculty, and program administrators. MSU has done a spring break program many times and this year CCSA will be part of the program.
CCSA is working with four member institution on programs this summer.
Walsh University joins the custom global group with a program in London. The Blouin Scholars Global Leaders Food, Hunger and Sustainability will be on-site in June. Blouin Scholars are part of a cohort studying food, hunger and sustainability. The group includes 21 students with four program leaders.
The University of Kentucky also joins the custom global club this summer. The Age of Information: Britain’s Role in the History of Computing is part of the Chellgren Fellows program. Students will learn about topics such as the early development of the computer in England and its role in WWII, and Alan Turing’s impact on computing and Bletchley Park during WWII. The program includes days in Oxford and Cambridge. The group includes ten students and five program leaders.
East Tennessee State University returns with a program for Medical Humanities in London & Edinburgh. The onsite portion includes two weeks in London, York and Edinburgh with a focus on the history of medicine through the lens of anthropology and the humanities. The group includes twenty students, four program leaders, and two guests.
Eastern Kentucky University also returns with a repeat of a London program. Risk Management & Insurance in London is a week-long portion of spring class for students in the RMI program. As one of the three most important insurance markets in the world, London offers students a host of unique learning opportunities. This is the second time for this program to go to London. The group includes nine students and two program leaders.
CCSA is a non-profit membership organization; an association of institutions that cooperate on creating and managing study away and abroad programs. We are not simply a “program provider.” The member institutions, guided by the CCSA Board of Trustees, own and operate CCSA.
CCSA Custom Global offer our members the opportunity growth develop their own programs with the support and expertise of the CCSA team.
We look forward to providing exciting global learning courses now and into the future in collaboration with our member institutions, our faculty, our on-site teams, and especially our students.