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Click for NewsletterWelcome to International Education!

Mission: The department of International Education was created in 2006 to foster an institutional culture and climate that fully support international education and cross-cultural awareness in order to prepare Casper College students for a global environment.

Goal: A major goal of the department is to initiate, promote, and offer stimulating international learning activities on campus, and offer the students and employees of Casper College the opportunity for international study, exchanges, travel, and volunteer experiences abroad.


Please contact:
Maya Russell
International Education Director
Political Science Instructor, part time
Criminal Justice Instructor, part time


BannerBelow are answers to some of our Frequently Asked Questions:

  • How do I get started?
    • Everything parents and students need to know to plan to study abroad - click the link for more information

  • Is there any financial aid available to study abroad?
  • Is there any Study Abroad help from the U.S. State Department?
    • Yes -- click the link for more information

  • Can I earn college credit while traveling independently around Europe?
    • Yes -- Casper College  offers several 3-credit, distance education classes that utilize a variety of  European sites for their classroom. Click on the "Independent Study Abroad" tab above for additional information.

  • Where can I learn more about CIEE, a reputable study abroad program provider?

Independent Study Abroad

Students can earn college credit while traveling around Europe and “doing their own thing.”

Casper College (an accredited 60 year-old college in Wyoming, USA) offers a variety of 3-credit, distance education classes.  Click the "Frequently Asked Questions" tab for more information.

Some of the options Casper College will be offering this next year are listed below. Contact the individual teachers by e-mail for a course description and requirements.

  • The Art and Architecture of the Renaissance and Baroque Era
    (mostly in southern Europe, particularly Italy)
    Contact Valerie Innella
  • Women’s Studies - “Gender and Context”
    (includes reading Victorian women’s travel journals)
    Contact Georgia Wheatley
  • Nursing
    (for health science students to study European health care delivery systems)
    Contact Kelly Politte
  • The Literary Landscape of Southern Europe
    (concentrates primarily on writers from the modernist movement)
    Contact Terry Rasmussen

To register for classes, go to the Casper College Home Page
On the right, click on “Apply to CC today!.” 
In the black area, click on "Non-Degree Registration"
In the section  entitled “Register for a Class," "Follow 3 Easy Steps" and return your registration form to the Admissions and Student Records office.

Welcome International Students!
FlagsCasper College has students from over 15 countries outside the United States including Australia, Bahamas, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Hong Kong, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Poland, Serbia Montenegro, South Korea, Sweden, Viet Nam and Zambia. The college has an International Students Club which promotes friendships based on mutual understanding and respect for cultural exchange.

Casper College is authorized under Federal law to enroll nonimmigrant students.

<< Please visit our International Students section >>
YOU can donate to the Casper College International Education Scholarship Fund for Students and Faculty
  • HOW?
    • OR - Download this brochure for ways you can help
    • OR - Contact Barb Mueller at 307-268-2517 for more information

Earn college credit while traveling abroad during the Spring/Summer of 2014

Spring Break Trip to Martinique
Travel Dates: March 7-15, 2014

Participants in this French language and culture immersion trip will explore Martinique, a beautiful volcanic island in the southern Caribbean Sea. Besides French classes, activities include learning about the plantations, slave trade, and rum distilleries, visiting handicraft workshops, hiking through volcanic fields and rainforests and exploring the sunny, warm coast where Paul Gauguin painted and took up residence. Cost: $2650 including airfare, hotels, breakfast, on-island transportation, museums, activity fees, some lunches and travel insurance.

Requirements: Participants must enroll in FREN 2495 (begins Jan. 14, 2014); Pay a non-refundable deposit of 750 US dollars by Monday, Nov. 4, 2013 to Charles Ewing, French Instructor at LH 289. For more information, contact Charles at (307) 268-2849 or email.

The History of Paleontology
Travel Dates: May 17-May 30, 2014

Sites to be visited include the British Museum, Charles Darwin’s House and Lyme Regis in England, the Natural History Museum in Paris, and several museums and collecting sites in Bavaria, Germany associated with Archaeopteryx specimens. The approximate cost for this trip is $3,200 including airfare from Denver, transport and lodging in Europe and some meals.

For additional information, contact JP Cavigelli or Melissa Connely.

Spanish Immersion Trip to Oaxaca, Mexico
Travel Dates: May 17-30, 2014 (actual dates in Mexico)

This trip offers participants an exceptional opportunity to practice their Spanish skills in this traditional colonial city and throughout the greater Oaxaca valley. Activities include folkloric and salsa dancing lessons, visits to ceramic and wood carving workshops, shopping at traditional markets, culinary adventures and visits to outstanding archeological sites.

Requirements: Participants must complete SPAN 101 with a grade of C or better and also complete SPAN 2495 “Oaxaca: Culture/History” or have completed SPAN 2410 “Intro to Oaxacan Culture.” The estimated cost is approximately $2,000. A trip orientation meeting will be held Tues., Nov. 19 at 3:00 in LH 285. Contact Eric Atkins for additional information.

World Health Medical Outreach to Iquitos, Peru
Travel Dates: May 18 – June 1, 2014

The goals of this course include studying cultural differences in healthcare delivery, practicing Spanish speaking skills and learning about the indigenous tribal people who live in the Amazon River Basin Area.

For additional details, contact Dino Madsen or Audrey Hentzen.

German Immersion Course to Germany and Austria
Travel Dates: May 17-June 1, 2014

This trip will include visits to Vienna, Dresden, Berlin, Potsdam and Wittenberg. Besides visiting the world famous museums, churches, palaces and historic sites in these beautiful cities, students will practice their German in restaurants, shops and on public transport.

In order to join this travel/study course, students must complete GERM 1010 by the time of the trip or demonstrate equivalent German skills. The estimated cost is $2,350 which includes flights, hostels, museum and activity admissions, train fare and breakfasts (other meals are additional as is tuition for GERM 2495 in which students must enroll to participate. Contact Charles Ewing for additional information.

Travel Dates: June 7-16, 2014

Thom DeVoogd and Sarah Colvert, Casper College education instructors, will lead a trip to Belize from June 7-16, 2014. Ten students will be selected to participate in this unique opportunity to live among the people in a rural village.

The cost of the trip is $1600 per person and includes round-trip airfare, all in-country transportation, lodging and meals, cooking and craft demonstrations, a visit to Mayan ruins and a night on the cayes. Participants will be able to earn three credits toward meeting the “Diversity in Education” requirements and “Cultural Environment” general education credits, as well as service learning credit. Applications and an $800 deposit are due at Liesinger Hall, Rm. 166 by early April.

For additional information, contact the trip organizers: Thom DeVoogd via email or call 268-2226, or Sarah Colvert via email or call 268-2385.

The tabs below house the necessary information for both participants and directors of international trips. Please click the appropriate tab to access this information.

Participant Forms and Information
Study Abroad Application for Students (Word doc) (pdf)
Student Information Sheet (Word doc) (pdf)
Student Agreement and Travel Release (Word doc) (pdf)
Health Information Form (Word doc) (pdf)
Emergency Medical Care Authorization Form (Word doc) (pdf)
Trip Director Forms and Information
Faculty-Led Study Abroad Program Information Form (Word doc) (pdf)
Embassies/Consulates Abroad Information (Word doc) (pdf)
Crisis Mgt. for Int'l Education Activities operated by CC (Word doc) (pdf)
Insurance info for CC Employees/Depts. (Assist America) (Word doc) (pdf)
CC Student Traveling Abroad Emergency Card (Word doc) (pdf)
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