2003 Heiskell Award Honorable Mention: Internationalizing the Campus

Lake Superior College

Mexico Study Abroad Learning Community

Nomination submitted by: Candace Barnack, M.A., Vice President of Academic Affairs

Program Mission
The Mexico Study Abroad Learning Community program provides an international travel/study program unique to a two-year college system. Four instructors take part, each focusing on one aspect of Mexico: anthropology, art, literature, and Spanish language. Students register for all four courses. After several weeks of classroom instructions, the group travels to Mexico for nine days. The Learning Community concept has provided community college students with an opportunity for in-depth study of a particular culture without extensive time abroad.

Selection Panel Members 2003

The members of the selection panel for this year’s awards include the following leaders in international education:

Britta Baron
Director, German Academic Exchange Service

Madeleine F. Green
VP, American Council on Education and Director, Center for Institutional and International Initiatives

Karlheinz Muhr
Chairman and CEO, Volaris Advisors

Diane J. Paton
Vice Chairman, Board of Trustees, Institute of International Education