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

  • China
    China
    There are currently no trips planned at this time. Continue to check back for updates. 11/5/18

    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.

     

  • Ecuador
    Ecuador
    Trip dates: March 14-24, 2019

    Application is open until November 8,2018
    Decision Date: November 14, 2018

    Program Charge (excl. tuition): $3651
    Open only to grad students & advanced undergraduates completing appropriate Counseling/SLP coursework

    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.  

    Contact: Dr. Julia Whisenhunt, jwhisenh@westga.edu

     

  • Belize
    Belize
    Trip Dates: May 10-18, 2019

    Application is open until November 25, 2018.
    Decision Date: December 3, 2018

    Program Charge (excl. tuition): $2835
    Open to Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors, specifically those majoring in cultural studies, education, and health & community wellness

    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.

    Contact: Gina Bradenburg, gbranden@westga.edu

  • Costa Rica
    Costa Rica
    There are currently no trips planned at this time. Continue to check back for updates. 11/5/18

    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).

     

  • London
    London
    There are currently no trips planned at this time. Continue to check back for updates. 11/5/18

    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.