We are happy to introduce our Storyteller scholars for Winter. The CCSA Storyteller Scholarship encourages student participation in CCSA programs by offering a means for students to tell their own CCSA stories.

Emma Baker comes to CCSA from Austin Peay State University. She is on the London Winter program, taking Trends and Issues in Nursing and Healthcare: Nightingale to Now with Dr. Amy Hamlin.

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Emma Baker

“As I look forward to my upcoming time in London, I have ambitious plans aimed at highlighting the significance of studying abroad. Collaborating with friends, I intend to create insightful blogs that show the value of international education experiences. In addition, I aspire to conduct informative Q & A sessions with fellow students, offering a glimpse into the day-to-day life of a Study Abroad participant. My objective is to illustrate the educational needs and the worthwhile investment that studying abroad represents. I am committed to conveying the enriching experiences and broader perspectives that come with exploring the world.”

Noah Branson comes from Murray State University. On the London & Dublin program, he’s taking Beyond the Selfie: Exploring the World via Digital Storytelling with Dr. Marcie Hinton.

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Noah Branson

“I have always wanted to travel to Europe, specifically Ireland. While I do get school credit for studying abroad, the main reason I am going on this trip is to experience and learn about a new culture. I believe that diversity and inclusivity are important ideals in our current society, and experiencing new cultures is one of the best ways of becoming a more diverse and inclusive person. I also am excited about filming this trip and making a video to promote CCSA. Film and editing are hobbies of mine, and I’m excited to use these hobbies to record this life-changing program (all while getting scholarship funding as well!). Finally, I am a psychology major, and I’ve considered going to a different country for graduate school and/or for my occupation. While this trip is not psychology focused, I will be able to see if moving to Europe later in life is an option I will be willing to take.”

CCSA is a membership organization and serves our members by providing a means to support their students, faculty and goals for international education.  We are not simply a “program provider.”   The member institutions, guided by the CCSA Board of Trustees, own and operate CCSA.

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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.