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CCSA started offering Custom Global Programs in 2019, and we continue this initiative in 2022. Custom Global programs are short-term (eight weeks or less) “faculty-directed” credit and non-credit programs in US domestic and English-speaking international locations. Custom programs enable schools to control their programs while CCSA provides logistical support. The school selects the program leaders and approves the program, then CCSA Custom Global helps make it happen.

For 2022, CCSA is offering three Custom Global Program; one in spring two this summer.


Bermuda – Captive Insurance Markets (Eastern Kentucky University)

This course is taught by Lisa Gardner (EKU) and Benjamin Woodruff (EKU) with administrative support by Debbie Ellis (EKU). With them, students learn about one of the most important insurance markets in the world: Bermuda.  They will meet officials of several captives, insurers and reinsurers in Bermuda, as well as visit the offices of insurance regulators and other relevant government officials.  While there, explore Bermuda’s lifestyle the National Museum of Bermuda, Royal Navy Dockyard, and the Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity. The course begins in the Spring 2022 semester with on-site portion during Spring Break 2022.

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Human Rights and Global Citizenship – England & Ireland  (East Tennessee State)

One our newest member schools jumped right into the Custom Global program with a new course specifically designed for ETSU Honors students.

This course is the second course of three in the series Human Rights and Global Citizenship course for the Global Citizen Scholars program at ETSU. This course allows students to see an international perspective on human rights issues as they continue to develop the mindset and skills of a Global Citizen. The study abroad component is embedded in a 4-week course. The group will be on-site late May into June 2022.

The course is co-taught by Karen Kornweibel (ETSU – Literature and Language) and Scott Contreras-Koterbay (ETSU – Art and Design. Carson Medley (ETSU) will provide admin support for the program.

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London – Risk Management & Insurance (Eastern Kentucky University)

This course is also taught by Lisa Gardner (EKU) with Debbie Ellis (EKU) assisting. Students will study in London – home to one of the three most important insurance and reinsurance markets in the world. They will visit the well-known Lloyd’s and some of the brokers, insurers and reinsurers doing business there. Also Parliament, and Westminster Abbey, attend a play in London’s famed West End, and tour the city. The group will be on-site during the latter part of May 2022.

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These programs represent CCSA’s commitment to our member institutions as they seek ways to provide their students unique global learning opportunities.

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