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Join us virtually as speakers discuss the hidden gems of various countries and the sites of future study abroad destinations.

The series is sponsored by JCCC’s International Education Office.

RSVP to as many presentations as you like. You will receive a link to a Zoom session for each one you choose.

Left: A lake in Iceland; Right: A street view in Barcelona, Spain

Sep. 22: Iceland and Spain with Jay Antle and Melanie Bevell Hull

Learn why Iceland is so important for our collective future, and explore the past scientific, artistic and cultural accomplishments of the "Golden Age" of Spain. 


Left: Temple carving in Belize; Right: Aerial view of a city in Japan

Oct. 13: Belize and Japan with Bill McFarlane, Dawn Gale and Sheilah Philip

Journey to a land of well-preserved Maya ruins, cultural diversity and beautiful contemporary rain forests and beaches. Then embark on a journey through time in an ancient civilization that has become an economic powerhouse.


Left: Waterfall in Costa Rica; Right: A church on the island of Martinique

Oct. 27: Costa Rica and Martinique with Steven Giambrone, Michelle Riley, John Harty and Eric Elisabeth

Discover the process behind Costa Rica’s production and processing of coffee and cacao, then get an inside scoop on Martinique’s blend of culture, food and charm.


Left: River through a city in Germany; Right: Street in Mexico

Nov. 17: Germany and Mexico with Dan Owens, Dave Krug and Luz Alvarez

Take a virtual trip to the Deutschland, a country from which so many Kansans claim ancestry. Then listen to a discussion of the multiyear experiences with the Las Pintas Project, JCCC’s nursing international service project located in the outskirts of Guadalajara.

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