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EAC partnering with the Cooperative Center for Study Abroad

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EAC partnering with the Cooperative Center for Study Abroad

By Lori Dugan

Thatcher, AZ— Eastern Arizona College has recently connected with the Cooperative Center for Study Abroad (CCSA) as an affiliate member. This consortium of colleges and universities works together to offer a wide array of study abroad opportunities for students of member institutions. From art classes in Italy to anthropology courses in Belize to theatre courses in London (and everything in between), CCSA provides travel, support services, classroom spaces, group rates for specialty events, and more for its students, staff, and faculty.

EAC theatre instructor Steven Higgingbotham will serve as the CCSA representative on EAC’s campus, and will not only assist students seeking to participate in the program, but will also help coordinate classes that EAC instructors can travel abroad to teach.

“The thing I think is awesome about this cooperative is that you are studying your focus, on location, with instructors who share your passion for the content,” said Higginbotham, who plans to teach a class on Contemporary London Theatre, in London, during the summer of 2016.

“Currently, CCSA has 23 member institutions in Arizona, Alabama, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Tennessee,” explained Higginbotham.

Jerry Barnaby, Executive Director of CCSA said, “Participants can receive higher education credit (undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education) for successfully completing the CCSA program in which they are enrolled. The classes are taught by faculty from consortium-member schools.”

CCSA is currently coordinating study abroad programs in Australia, Belize, England, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Scotland, and other English-speaking areas. In addition, an internship is available in Dublin, Ireland. Special non-credit programs, such as choir tours and alumni trips, are planned in English-speaking regions as requested.

For more information or to enroll in a class for this summer, contact Higginbotham by email at Steven Higginbotham or by phone at (928) 428-8460, or visit CCSA’s website at: