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SUPERIOR - In the latest edition of College Connection, FOX 21's Dan Hanger takes to you Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College where global experiences are a growing focus of education.
For some, college is all about reaching new heights and learning outside one's comfort zone.For 18-year-old Sarah Meints, things are about to get like that and more in a global way.Meints and a group of students at WITC-Superior are preparing to take off to Scotland for two weeks of studying abroad.
"I really want to get out there and see other cultures and just meet new people and do something outside of comfort zone," Meints said.
The college says it's all part of a stronger focus on international education to prepare students for the world of work.
Instructor Todd Asonovich says a global education is vital to any student -- no matter the area of study."Those difference -- we learn from those differences and we're educated by how we are different and how we are individually unique in different countries," Asonovich said.
The focus isn't just around the upcoming Scotland trip; students from Germany have participated in a cultural exchange with WITC, and just last spring, students at the Ashland campus headed to Guatemala for a service learning project.
"Well, we call it a resume builder. It looks wonderful on your resume if you can say that you've studied in Scotland or that you repaired computers in Guatemala," said Kathy Moss, marketing director at WITC.