CCU's German exchange program celebrates 10 years

Conway, SC - CONWAY, SC (WMBF) – Nineteen German students are completing a three-week exchange program at Coastal Carolina University.

CCU has been participating in this program for the past 10 years.

The students are from two different German Universities of Applied Sciences: Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg and Fachhochschule Koblenz RheinAhr Campus Remagen.

They will gather for a course evaluation session Thursday at 2:20 p.m. in Wall Building.

CCU's E. Craig Wall Sr. College of Business Administration and the University of Applied Sciences Bonn-Rhein-Sieg established a double degree agreement in business in 2000. Each summer since then, students from CCU have traveled to Germany for a Maymester course of study, working with the group of students who will come from Germany to CCU in August.

As a sister-state institution in Rhineland Palatinate, the University of Applied Sciences Koblenz RheinAhr campus joined the program a few years later.

"The program is designed to give the students from both countries a sense of the differences both in the academic and the national cultures of the two countries," Darla Domke-Damonte, assistant dean of the Wall College of Business and executive director of global initiatives for Coastal Carolina University said. "The students work together on class projects and build relationships that resonate beyond the summer program. It has led some students to seek careers in international business, and all participants learn the importance of being good global citizens."

For more information, contact the Office of University Communication at 843-349-2087 or 843-349-2015.

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