For additional details on the programs being offered by the College of Education, please click on a program below.

  • China
    May 6 - May 27, 2018

    The purpose of the program is to provide firsthand experience for UWG students to study education in China and interact with Chinese educators, teachers, and students at university and school levels. This program also provides great life-time opportunities to visit unique cultural and historical sites. The program will be based in Chongqing with Southwest University.  Students will spend two weeks participating in lectures, classroom activities and cultural excursions, including the Three Gorges Museum and a cruise of the Yangtze and Jailing Rivers.  Students will also spend time in the major cities of Beijing and Shanghai  to learn from educational professionals, as well as experience cultural attractions, including the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, Yu Yuan Gardens, and the Bund.

    Costs and Deadlines:
    The total program fee of  $4799 is due in three installments with the following deadlines:

    Deposit of $200 due by February 5, 2018
    First payment of $2300 due February 26, 2018
    Final payment of $2299 due April 2, 2018

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  • Ecuador
    March 15 - March 25, 2018

    The Department of Communication Sciences and Professional Counseling is collaborating with an established medical service program to provide Professional Counseling and Speech Language Pathology students with a service learning and cultural immersion opportunity in Quito, Ecuador.  Graduate students and advanced undergraduates enrolled in these programs will work directly with vulnerable populations in Ecuador through the provision of mental health and speech language services, as a part of the students’ program of study.  Students will provide these services in a variety of medical settings in both urban and rural areas of Ecuador.  Travelers will depart the United States on March 15, 2018 and return March 25, 2018.

    This program includes a mandatory one day pre-travel training held in Lineville, Alabama.

    Costs and Deadlines:
    The total program fee of $3,234 is due in three installments with the following deadlines:

    Deposit of $500 due at the same time as the application is submitted
    First payment of $1000 due 12/11/17
    Final payment of $1,734 due 01/30/2018 - all vaccinations must be completed and documented; U.S. Passport completion deadline

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  • South Korea
    South Korea
    March 14 - March 24, 2018

    Experience the 2018 Paralympics, explore South Korean culture, and gain a broader understanding of the global sports industry through Sports Management's Spring 2018 study abroad program.  The course is intended to provide students a general overview of the global sport industry, especially mega-sporting events including the Olympic Games and FIFA World Cups, which provide a public interest agenda.  Students will participate in activities related to the Olympics during the Paralympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea from March 14 to 24, 2018.  In addition to time spent at the site of the Paralympic Games, students will visit sites related to the South Korean sports industry and participate in cultural activities in Seoul.

    Prior to departure in March, the course will focus on helping students understand the essential concepts and trends of globalization and cultural aspects in sport industry.  After the travel, all students will work as a group on the completion of a travel experience newsletter.  Overall, the multiple course purposes are to broaden the students’ perspectives on the importance, vitality, and various components of the global sports events and organizations.
    Open to Sports Management majors and students with an interest in learning more about the Global Sports Industry.

    Cost and Deadlines:
    Application due: October 15, 2017 along with $500 deposit
    First payment: $1500, due November 15, 2017
    Final payment: $1499, due December 15, 2017

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  • Belize
    May 11 - May 19, 2018

    Experience Belize by planning and teaching literacy and math based lessons in a local Belizean elementary school, exploring Caye Caulker, and participating in a variety of other educational experiences. Students will learn about the educational system in Belize, in addition to the country's culture, history, environment, and special programs. Boating, reef snorkeling, visiting Mayan ruins, the Belize Zoo, lunch in Belizean homes, cave tubing, zip-lining, and the Saturday market complete the culturally educational and diverse experience.

    Costs and Deadlines: 
    The total program fee of $2,897 is due in two installments with the following deadlines:

    Deposit of $275 due December 8, 2017
    First payment of $1,800 due March 5, 2018
    Final payment of $822 due April 2, 2018


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  • Costa Rica
    Costa Rica
    April 29 - June 2, 2018

    The program goals are as follows: 

    Gain insight into the daily life and routine of children and families in a country outside of the United States;
    Develop pedagogical skills specifically related to educating diverse populations;
    Be more marketable as a classroom teacher upon return;
    Gain cross-cultural student experience for personal enrichment; and
    Complete all learning objectives for ECED 4285. 
    Immersion in another culture will not only broaden the participants’ perspective of the world around them, but also extend their understanding of the socio-cultural diversity present in U.S. school settings. 

    This is a selective program. Applicants will be interviewed and will have their applications reviewed by both COE faculty and officials from our partner schools in Costa Rica (Marion Baker School and Colegio Monterrey).

    Costs and Deadlines:
    The total program fee of $2500 is due in three installments with the following deadlines:

    Deposit of $250 due by November 6th, 2017
    First payment of $1000 due December 4, 2017
    Final payment of $1250 due February 5, 2018

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  • London
    November 18 - November 25, 2017

    This study abroad to London serves two purposes: to provide our undergraduate seniors and graduate students with a more global perspective of education and to carry out a service learning project with Brighton Table Tennis Club.  By participating, our students will have the opportunity to experience a broader cultural experience than they would through their course work.

    Students will gain a broader perspective of education globally through visits to a suburban k-12 school (Patcham School) in Brighton and an urban college (University of Roehampton, Whitelands College) in London to interact with faculty, staff, and students.  London/Brighton is an English-speaking area; yet there are many opportunities for multicultural experiences as a result of their large immigrant populations.  Students will also take part in a service learning project with the Brighton Table Tennis Club, which is run by a former teacher (Tim Holtam, who is one of the teachers who interacted with our students on previous study abroad programs).  He left his former teaching job to create and direct this organization to bring together orphaned immigrant students, people with disabilities, and citizens of all ages. At both school visits, students will be able to interact with faculty, staff, and students to learn more about the British educational system. 

    Costs and Deadlines:  
    The trip will take place over the Thanksgiving holiday break, November 18th - 22nd. The total program fee of $3,650 is due in two installments with the following deadlines:

    Deposit of $350 due August 18th, 2017.
    First payment of $1,650 due September 15th, 2017.
    Final payment of $1,650 is due September 30st, 2017.

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