Danish students come to ACC to study business and culture

The Austin Community College District (ACC) is hosting 51 students from Denmark for a two-week entrepreneurship program.

Danish Students

The students are in class Monday through Friday, studying business marketing, entrepreneurship, public speaking, and Texas history and cultures. They also are participating in local excursions including community service projects, museum tours, and a Houston Rockets basketball game.

“This program is demanding, but it’s very rewarding,” says Morten Gade, Danish student. “We study international cultures at home, but coming to ACC and being immersed in this community exposes the reality and brings all those lessons to life. It makes us stronger students in the end.”

The Danish students began class January 26 and will conclude their studies with team presentations Friday, February 6 at Highland Business Center (Rm. 103.6). The presentations are open to the public.

“When it comes to business, there’s a lot we can learn by studying with our international partners,” says Marcus Koelbaek-Nyborg, Danish student. “We’re splitting our time between learning in the classroom and learning through hands-on experiences, touring local businesses. It’s an invaluable experience.”

The program is a part of ACC’s Global Learning Institute, which hosts foreign students in two- to four-week sessions designed to enrich the academic, technical and cultural experience of its participants. The institute is part of the Continuing Education Division.

“Continuing Education is the most flexible department at ACC to customize educational solutions for our local partners and those from overseas,” said Brian Bilich, CE Workforce Project Coordinator who manages the Global Learning Institute. “The entrepreneurship program is a perfect example. We’ve hosted students from several Danish schools as well as S. Korea.”

Find more information about ACC’s Global Learning Institute at continue.austincc.edu/global.

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