With a foundation of multicultural awareness prior to the study abroad experience, gained though reading a novel and meeting during the late fall and spring semesters, you will be ready to engage in this 10 day summer study program in England, with a day trip to Paris. You will engage in hands-on activities, visit schools, other diverse institutions, take a walk through the once slave port of Bristol, and get close to ancient site Stonehenge. You will have the opportunity to take boat trips down the Thames in London, and the Seine in Paris, learning about the history of these great cities. Then, you will meet and build relationships with local, immigrant and migrant students from British ex- and current colonies. You will gain a deeper understanding of diversity and the impact of multiculturalism, immigration, colonialism, and racism on the families and education of young people. Not only will this benefit your relationships with people overseas, it will also translate into a greater understanding of similar dynamics back home in the United States.
Location: England, with a day trip to Paris, France.
England is known for its high-class entertainment and classic British customs. Enjoy a classic spot of English tea (with milk and sugar,) as you recognize how different the country is from the stereotypes you have learned!
Prepare for summer weather comparable to Wisconsin’s with less humidity and more potential for rain. Expect temperatures to range between 60-80 degrees average this time of year and bring an umbrella!
Upon successful completion of this course, undergraduate students will receive a total of 6 credits and graduate students will receive 3 credits for:
EDUC 330/530, Multiculturalism: Dialogue & Field Experience
EDUC 320, Racism & Colonialism: Impact on Families & Education
This course will help students fulfill university requirements in the following areas:
General Education Contemporary Issues
General Education Social Responsibility and Ethical Reasoning
Racial and Ethnic Studies RES-A
The academic courses will not be completed until later in the summer - dates to be determined. Grading will be based upon assignments that will allow students to demonstrate their own understanding of course goals.
Accommodation: Students will be staying in a hotel throughout the duration of the program.
Meals: Students will be responsible for purchasing daily meals. Breakfasts are typically provided at the hotel.
Travel: Group flights will be purchased for all participants and the cost of the flight is already included in the program fee. The faculty leader will accompany the students on their outgoing flight, and will escort them to the airport for their return flight.
Passport: All students must have a valid U.S. passport for entrance into the UK. The current passport fee is $135. If you already have a U.S. passport, be sure to check the dates of validity. It must be valid for at least six months beyond the return date to the U.S.
Visa: Students are not required to obtain a visa for the duration of this program. If you are not a U.S. passport holder the requirements may be different for you. Please contact your consulate or the Office of International Education for more information.
The final program cost will be determined by the number of participants, shortly after the application deadline. The program cost includes tuition, health insurance, housing, cultural activities, airfare, and in-country transportation.
Passport fees, most meals, and personal expenses are not included in the program costs and are paid directly by the students.
See budget sheet for cost details. Students taking at least 6 credits are eligible for summer financial aid. Summer financial aid needs to be applied for separately. For more information, meet with a financial aid counselor in 210 Bowman Hall.