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Global Perspectives in Education
Cork, Ireland; Dalkeith, United Kingdom (Outgoing Program)
|Dates / Deadlines:|
|Language of Instruction:||English||Minimum GPA:||2.0|
|Class Eligibility:||Junior, Senior, Sophomore||Housing Options:||Apartments, Residence Halls|
|Language Courses Offered:||No||Internships Available:||No|
|Faculty Led:||Yes||Exchange Program:||No|
Seize the opportunity to interact, observe, and understand the similarities and differences of educational professions in the U.S. and Great Britain. Spend two weeks in local schools or public agencies in an around Edinburgh, Scotland and Cork, Ireland that relate to your field of study at UW-Stout. These experiences will help you grow as an individual and global service citizen; enhancing your subject understanding and your personal ability to contribute to the world of education.
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland & Cork, Ireland
Scotland has its fair share of cultural entertainment venues! From castles to beaches, you can feel the country’s historical significance while you appreciate its place in today’s modern global community. Excited to hear the bagpipes? See the kilts? Discuss football with a Scottish lad? These fun and quirky traditions can be easily found if you know where to look!
Continue to embrace Great Britain’s cultural customs by participating in some traditional Irish outings: Enjoy golfing, shopping, dining, or just wandering the quant town roads in Cork. Attend an Irish jam session to hear the authentic music of the Celtic lands and maybe even join in on an Irish jig dance!
Summer has officially arrived in Scotland in June – long golden days are to be expected (you can enjoy the novelty of writing your postcards at 11pm in daylight). In general though remember: Great Britain’s weather is a matter of luck! June is, according to averages, a dry month, but be prepared for rain showers. Temperatures are moderate, and when the sun shines it can be very warm. You can expect temperatures ranging from 60-80 degrees average this time of year.
Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA
Minimum sophomore status at time of participation
Good academic & behavioral standing
Please note that a maximum of 20 participants will have the opportunity to enroll in this program. Others will be put onto a waitlist. Students with fully completed applications will be given priority.
Upon successful completion of this course, participants will receive 6 credits of their choice of the following courses:
EDUC 330/530 Multiculturalism: Issues and Perspectives (3 credits)
EDUC 402/602 Global Perspectives Educators (3 credits)
EDUC 401/601 Global Education Practicum (3 credits)
EDUC 415/615 Classroom Management (3 Credits)
SPED 430/630 Inclusion of Students with Exceptions (3 credits)
Speak with your academic advisor to ask how this course will fit into your program plan. This course can help students fulfill university requirements in the following areas.
This course will be taught by:
423 McCalmont Hall
Accommodation: Students will stay in Dalkeith Palace during the first two weeks of the program. Cork university dormitories will be used for the final week of stay in Cork, Ireland.
Meals: Participants will be responsible for purchasing their own meals throughout the program.
Travel: Group flights will be purchased for all participants and the faculty leaders. These costs are already included in the program fee. If you require any deviations from the group travel plan, the faculty leader and the Office of International Education must be notified prior to the application deadline in order to accommodate you. Participants will be responsible for any additional costs associated with a deviation from the group.
Passport: All participants must have a valid passport to participate in this program. Information regarding U.S. passports can be found here, the current fee for a new U.S. passport is $135. If you already have a passport, be sure to check the dates of validity, it is suggested that the expiration date is no earlier than 6 months after your return date.
Visa: Participants who hold a valid U.S. passport are not required to apply for a visa before entering Ireland or Scotland for the duration of this program. If you do not hold a U.S. passport the requirements may be different for you and we encourage you to inquire with your consulate. Contact the Office of International Education with any further questions.
Click below to see a breakdown of the estimated program costs.
SUMMER BUDGET SHEET
Students who are eligible for financial aid may use applicable grants, scholarships and loans to pay for study abroad programs at UW-Stout. Participants should apply for aid in the same manner as a typical semester on campus then provide your financial aid counselor with the estimated costs from the link above. Every student’s financial situation is different, meet with your financial aid counselor to discuss your options today!
Financial Aid Office
210 Bowman Hall