Special Programs and Partnerships
Coastal Carolina University’s Wall College of Business has been an active collaborator in innovative international educational programming to improve the on-campus experience of our students, as well as expand the potential for their experiences around the world. As part of that collaboration, the following programs have been developed:
Innovative Summer School Programs
- Fall International Summer School Program – This novel partnership began in 2001 as a way to create a two-way working bridge between students at the University of Applied Science Bonn-Rhein-Sieg (Germany) and Coastal Carolina University. It has continuously functioned since that time, and expanded in 2003 to include students from the University of Applied Sciences Koblenz RheinAhr Campus Remagen (Germany). The program brings the German partner students to the MGMT 642 Cross Cultural Management classroom for the first weeks of the fall semester to experience US business, university and cultural life.
- CIDD International Summer School Program – This innovative program began in 2004 to bring students from the 28 partner schools within the Consortium for International Double Degrees (CIDD) to Coastal Carolina University’s campus each summer for three weeks in late July and early August to learn about US Business and Culture. Students participate in focal seminars, develop research papers and make presentations, attend field trips to business and cultural organizations and events, and complete a final exam. Students are provided a Certificate of Continuing Education for 5.5 CEU credits for their successful completion of the program.
Consortium for Double Degrees
- Coastal Carolina University is the only North American member of the Consortium of International Double Degrees (CIDD), which works for quality assurance in double-degree programs internationally, provides training and consultation on their development and implementation, and serves as a rich network for building international networks. Twenty-eight member universities are located in Europe, Asia and South America, in addition to CCU. Currently, Darla Domke-Damonte, the Wall College's assistant dean for international programs and executive director of global initiatives, serves as vice president of CIDD. The group meets annually, and also provides summer programs in both Europe (in which CCU students participate) and in the US at CCU.
Sino-American Cooperation on Higher Education and Professional Development (CHEPD)
Wall College representatives were sent to China in 2007 to explore the feasibility of working in a partnership to receive qualified double-degree students from Chinese institutions. Since then, more than 11 students from China have joined the CCU student body, with the first being Qian Chen, who graduated in June 2012.