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Study Abroad

Call for Faculty Proposals for Study Abroad

South Africa 2017

As part of a College-wide initiative to encourage students to develop a broader and more global perspective, we would like to introduce students to the rich history and cultural diversity of South Africa.  Featuring a multidisciplinary approach, the South African Program strives to provide an intensive experience for students, encouraging them to better understand the people of cultures of South Africa.  In addition, a key element that distinguishes the South African Program is its emphasis on Community and Service Learning.
Santa Monica College is seeking proposals from faculty to co-lead with Professor Delphine Broccard and teach in our study abroad program in South Africa for the Winter 2017 session.  One faculty member will be selected to co-lead the program.  The program will draw upon the faculties’ expertise and offer students a rewarding experience. 
Delphine Broccard will be co-leading the program.  Please find her bio below for additional information:

Delphine Broccard holds a B.A. from Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, MN, majoring in communication studies with Spanish and religion minors.  In 2012, she earned an M.A. in intercultural communication from Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA.  Her thesis focused on the successful ways in which students immerse themselves in their study abroad setting.  After working three years as part-time faculty at SMC, in Fall 2015 Delphine joined SMC as a full-time communications studies instructor. Her academic interests and experience include: public speaking, interpersonal communication, intercultural communication, communication theory, small group communication, gender & communication, communication research, communication ethics and rhetoric & social influence.​

In developing proposals, keep in mind the following guidelines:
Study Abroad Programs are an important part of the college’s efforts to encourage students to become global citizens.  These programs are also important for professional development, to encourage faculty to remain current with their disciplines, and to become more aware of different cultures throughout the world.  The programs are structured around these principles:
  • Intensity of experience - Instead of going on a bus tour that skims the surface of many places, students gain a deep understanding of the environment, the people and, the culture of one area or region.
  • Affordability - To encourage broad participation, the costs will be kept as low as possible, and programs will attract scholarships and other financial aid. 
  • Safety - Programs will be structured to keep risk to an acceptable level.
  • A unifying theme – To provide students with a sense of the program’s purpose and over-arching questions
This program will offer academic credit and meet the course outline of record for each course included in the program.  The proposed course must be general education transferrable credit courses, IGETC preferred, with appeal to a broad spectrum of students.  Faculty is encouraged to select a course that is particularly suited to being offered in a foreign setting.   
Three weeks of the winter session academic program will take place at SMC, and three weeks will take place abroad.


 The deadline is Friday, May 6, 2016 by 5 p.m.

All applicants will be notified of their application status by mid-June 2016.

*Itinerary subject to change