Marianopolis College’s Vision aims to have prepare students to make positive contributions as citizens of a complex and changing world. To honour this commitment, Marianopolis offers courses abroad to students in any program as part of their specific education or complementary courses.
“Immersion in a foreign country enables students to apply classroom theories firsthand, thereby making them more informed citizens of the world,” said Director General Christian Corno. Marianopolis students have benefited from courses in such places as The Bahamas, Costa Rica, Germany and the Netherlands.
Eight students spent two weeks immersed in German culture this spring. “Having taken two German courses at the College and practiced their German with the families who would host them, they took a language class in the morning and attended the classes of their host sibling,” said Professor Isabelle-Luce Levasseur. She led the trip, which was a joint effort with Cégep Édouard-Montpetit and Ludwig-Uhland-Gymnasium, a pre-university high school outside Stuttgart.
For the sixth consecutive summer Professor Bruno Delorme taught the popular international business course Global Perspectives on Trade and Society. It began with sessions on campus and then took students to Austria, the Czech Republic and Germany. Underscoring the importance of developing a global mindset to better understand global trade perspectives, the course examines differences in world views, values and behaviour, as well as verbal and non-verbal communication.
Also in summer 2017, Marianopolis offered a new, five-week summer course on Ancient Rome. After studying on campus for two weeks, students spent three weeks in the Eternal City, using the Pantheon Institute’s facilities. Professor Rachel Levine (University of Toronto Ph.D. and M.A. in Ancient Studies) guided the group through various monuments, museums and sites that showcase various historic periods. While the emphasis was on Ancient Rome, students had many opportunities to visit Medieval, Renaissance and modern sites in Italy.