International Summer School Program 2012
Myrtle Beach meets Remagen
12 students of Coastal Carolina University accompanied by Prof. Dr. Darla Domke-Damonte, Associate Prof. Dr. Richard Martin and Assistant Professor Dr. Monica Fine visited the Rhineland in May. Through joint activities with the visiting CCU students, students of RheinAhrCampus and Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg they had excellent opportunities of finding out about academic life and social activities offered at CCU; through joint coursework they were able to familiarise themselves with the appropriate language for academic discussions and projects. The focus of this year's teaching modules was on the use of Social Media in non-profit institutions, companies, and in higher education institutions. An excursion to Deutsche Welle was an integral part of the program.
In addition to academic coursework, social activities ranging from sports events to a barbecue on the banks of the river Rhine, helped to foster strong relationships.
Remagen meets Myrtle Beach
The German participants of this year's summer school program were actively involved in preparing many of the activities offered during the first part of the summer school program. After the initial pre-departure meetings, contacts with CCU students arranged through various videoconferences, email communications and chat sessions. Through a buddy assignment, students took an active part in integrating the CCU students on campus and welcoming them to RheinAhrCampus and HS Bonn-Rhein-Sieg. This way, they prepared for their own stay at Coastal Carolina Univerity in August/September.