Academic Affairs Office


International Programs

Katherine Tosa
International Coordinator
Phone: 231.777.0376

Muskegon Community College is one of many institutions in the nation to be recognized for it's efforts to promote international learning. Take a look at our international programs and see how we can become your link to the world!

Global Awareness FestivalFeb. 10-14, 2014
Focus on Africa! Recipient of the "Best Practice" award from the American Council on International Intercultural Education for the college's annual Global Awareness Festival, this week long event in early February on the MCC campus includes international films, workshops, an international fair, speakers, and cultural food and entertainment. The event is organized by MCC instructor Katherine Tosa. For more information go to:

Foreign exchange and study abroad programs

Belize Field Studies ICS 101 BEL / BIOL 101 BEL


MCC students complete first trip to Belize January 3-8, 2012! The students studied Mayan culture and history as well as Mayan past and current interaction with the rain forest ecosystem. This hybrid course contains online and on-campus components which included a seven-day visit to Belize. Students spent a great portion of each day in the field and found that being in good physical condition paid off. You can find out more about next year’s trip at the Global Awareness Information Fair in Collegiate Hall 9:00 – 1:00 Wednesday, February 8. Please return the following application if you are interested. Application for Field Studies in Belize (PDF)  ICS 101 BEL / BIOL 101 BEL is an interdisciplinary travel-study course providing students an introduction to international culture and biology through cultural and biological field studies

German Exchange ICS 101 GER International Business and Culture

Each May students and faculty from MCC participate in an exchange program with the technical college, Kaufmännische Schule Stuttgart Nord, in Stuttgart, Germany.

Campus Events

Annual International Panel Discussion - This event usually draws over 70 MCC students and faculty to listen to our international students from countries around the word like Vietnam, Indonesia, Gambia, Bosnia, Poland and Costa Rica. MCC’s international students will be there again this year to exchange ideas. 

Travelogues – Join various MCC faculty and others from the community as they present their exciting trips from exotic locations from around the world like Oxford England, Egypt, India, Singapore, Thailand, Russia, and more! 

Culinary Cultural Excursion (CCE) – Many restaurants in this area are renowned for their international cuisine. Join us every month as we travel locally to find exquisite food!


The Midwest Institute annual conference will be Friday-Saturday, April 11-12, 2014 at Columbus State CC in Columbus Ohio. The concurrent sessions will include: How to Develop a Global Studies Program, Organizing Study Abroad programs, Developing International Services Programs, Globalize the Curriculum with Digital Content, Program Opportunities in China and much more. If you would like more information contact Kathy Tosa in the social sciences department.

The Midwest Institute for International/Intercultural Education(MIIIE) is a self-funded consortium of two-year colleges located in the Midwest region. Its primary objective is to support curriculum and professional development by organizing curriculum workshops, fall and spring conferences, overseas projects for faculty and students, assistance with grant development, provide faculty mentoring and professional networking.For more information go to: 

Learn more about all of your international options at MCC with the links at the left, including our International Newsletters. For students, join our International Club.

For an overview of MCC"s International programs please view Professor Kathy Tosa's MIIIE Conference Presentation (PDF).

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