CEHS Global Experiences offer virtual and domestic global learning opportunities


Education Abroad
Through the Global Experiences Innovation Fund from the Education Abroad Office and Office of Global Strategies, students will have the chance to explore 25 new global experiential learning programs offered in summer and fall 2021. (Courtesy | John Porter

CEHS Global Experiences offer virtual and domestic global learning opportunities

23 Feb 2021    

Six programs in the College of Education and Human Sciences have been selected for funding from the  Global Experiences Innovation Fund.

Through hands-on activities and coursework, the Global Experiences programs will enable students to learn about and have meaningful interactions with other cultures and countries without having to travel overseas. These experiential programs differ from standard virtual courses in their replication of learning outcomes similar to faculty-led education abroad programs. Thanks to funding provided through the Global Experiences Innovation Fund, any additional program costs that exceed standard tuition and fees will be covered in the form of a scholarship to students.

“I’m thrilled that we’re able to offer students six unique opportunities to experience the world right in their own backyard through experiential learning,” said Jim Benes, CEHS Global Exchange Coordinator. “I want to thank the faculty and staff that put forth engaging and innovative ideas that showcase the wide variety of global engagement in the college.”   

In total, 25 programs received funding from the university’s Education Abroad Office, in partnership with the Office of Global Strategies. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Global Experiences Innovation Fund called for ideas from faculty and staff across the university to provide virtual and domestic global learning opportunities for students as alternatives for canceled summer 2021 programs.

The broad range of Global Experiences developed by faculty and staff will offer something of interest to students across many fields of study – from studying cross-cultural perspectives in teaching to exploring international cuisines of Lincoln. Students will have the opportunity to engage with countries all over the world, including Brazil, China, Costa Rica and Greece.

The following is a list of CEHS faculty and staff leaders funded through the Global Experiences Innovation Fund.

  • Elaine Chan, “Comparative Education: Cross-Cultural Perspectives in Teaching”
  • Georgia Jones, Dennis Perkey and Jim Benes; “Exploring International Cuisines of Lincoln”
  • Sue Kemp, “Virtual Comparison between the Educational and Cultural Perspectives between the U.S. and Costa Rica”
  • Elizabeth Niehaus, “Qualitative Data Collection: Virtual International Programs”
  • Dennis Perkey, Georgia Jones and Jim Benes, “Exploring Greece in Lincoln, Nebraska”
  • Paul Springer, “The Exploration of Brazil: The Impact of Systemic Racism on Families, Schools and Communities”

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