Study Abroad with Southern State Community College in 2024

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November 15, 2023
Contact: Elizabeth Burkard SSCC Director of Marketing
937-393-3431, ext. 2624
800-628-7722, ext. 2624



Photo caption: One of the sites that will be visited includes the famous Big Ben in London, England, UK

Southern State, in partnership with EF Study Abroad, is offering current students as well as community members the opportunity to study abroad in the British Isles: England, Ireland, and Wales May 15-25, 2024. Reservations are currently being accepted until February 1, 2024. 
Aligned with the travel experience, Southern State offers a one-credit hour lab-based course, Success on the Global Stage (COLL 1110) that runs concurrently with the trip and the weeks following, from May 15 to June 15, 2024.
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • Recall and apply basic travel skills (passport application, proper packing, airport navigation, navigating foreign cities, using public transportation)
  • Identify and recognize the cultural norms and expectations of the host country
  • Learn to properly engage with local cultures and individuals within the host country
  • Develop self-awareness, motivation, goal-setting, and self-management skills
  • Apply discussions to real-life situations in the host country
  • Discuss their experiences and identify their assumptions about their own culture and the host country
  • Critique their pre-conceptions about the host country
  • Adapt their travel journals to compose a reflective travel narrative
Studying abroad allows students to explore international culture and travel within a structured but flexible timeframe. The program is designed to build core competencies and soft skills needed to thrive in many career paths in an increasingly connected world. By matching traditional teaching methods with the impact of experiential learning, the curriculum will be brought to life through exploring new cultures and experiencing transformative moments.
“Studying abroad is a wonderful way for students to bring learning to life and become better global citizens,” says Southern State Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs Dr. Erika Goodwin. “There is never a safer, more economical way to travel and expand your knowledge of the world than with a study abroad trip. EF Study Abroad provides hands-on, student-centered tours that are memorable and fun. It is an experience with such an impact one never forgets,” Goodwin adds.
Leading the study abroad program at Southern State are Associate Professor of English Jeff Wallace, Philosophy Instructor Sam Ginn, and the Dean of Articulation and Transfer and Brown County Campus Director Dr. Peggy Chalker.
Professor Wallace has been leading these trips for the past 14 years. “The change and growth I see in my travelers is amazing,” Wallace shares. “They come back with a new sense of confidence that can only be discovered by getting outside of their comfort zone. They know that they can go anywhere, do anything, and not just survive but thrive in new surroundings. Suddenly, the world isn't so big or frightening for them anymore,” he says.
Scholarship opportunities are available for those enrolled in the course: Success on the Global Stage.
Students enrolled in College Credit Plus are permitted to participate and must be at least 16 years of age. Students younger than 16 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.
For questions, and to learn more, please email Professor Wallace at or call 800.628.7722, Ext. 3675.
To view the planned itinerary and learn more about this great opportunity, please visit  
Southern State Community College does not discriminate, in its programs or activities, against applicants, employees, or students based on race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin (ancestry), military status (past, present or future), disability, age (40 years or older), status as a parent during pregnancy and immediately after the birth of a child, status as a parent of a young child, status as a nursing mother, status as a foster parent, genetic information, or sexual orientation. The following people have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:
Dr. Peggy Chalker, Title IX Coordinator
351 Brooks-Malott Road, Mt. Orab, OH 45154 | | 800.628.7722, Ext. 2880
Crystal Howland, Title IX Investigator

100 Hobart Drive, Hillsboro, OH 45133 | | 800.628.7722, Ext. 2560

Elizabeth Burkhard, SSCC Director of Marketing, 937-393-3431x2624