CYAF Education Abroad

Global Scope, Local Impact

Study Abroad

CYAF sponsors one or more 2-3 week study abroad opportunities each year. Students participating in CYAF sponsored study abroad programs also enroll in a 3 credit International Engagement course offered while on the study abroad. Regardless of location, CYAF study abroad provides students with opportunities for experiential learning that encourages global citizenry and cultural sensitivity. If you'd like information on upcoming opportunities, click here.

Read about the experiences of students that have taken part in CYAF study abroad trips:

2018 May, China Visit Leaders: Richard Bischoff, PH.D. and Yan Ruth Xia, PH.D.

Students will visit various sites in China with an emphasis on the lives and relationships of families and children in China.

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2018 March, India Visit Leaders: Richard Bischoff, PH.D. and Julia Torquati, PH.D.

Students went to Jalgaon, India to take part in the Anubhuti School I and II and Jain Irrigation. They experienced Indian culture and were able to learn and work with children in the classroom.

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2017 March, India Visit Leader: Richard Bischoff, PH.D.

Students went to Jalgaon, India to take part in the Anubhuti School and Jain Irrigation. They experienced Indian culture and were able to learn and work with children in the classroom.

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2016 January, India Visit Leader: Richard Bischoff, PH.D.

Students and faculty from Child, Youth and Family Studies went to India to visit the Anubhuti School in Jalgaon. They learned about Indian culture and the differences in education in India.

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2015 January, India Visit Leader: Richard Bischoff, PH.D.

Students and faculty from Child, Youth and Family Studies went to India to visit the Anubhuti School in Jalgaon. They learned about Indian culture and the differences in education in India.

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2015 May, China Visit Leaders: Richard Bischoff, PH.D. and Yan Ruth Xia, PH.D.

This study abroad program in China was designed for students with a special interest in learning about Chinese families, children and family life.

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2014, March, Reggio Emilia and Pistoia, Italy Study abroad leader: Carolyn Edwards, Ph.D.

2014, May, East China Normal University, China Study abroad leader: Michelle Rupiper, Ph.D.

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2014, May, India Study abroad leaders: Richard Bischoff, Ph.D. and Rochelle Dalla, Ph.D.

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2014 May, Turkey Study abroad leader: Helen Raikes, Ph.D.

CYAF faculty have integrated international material throughout the undergraduate and graduate curriculum. Through CYAF coursework, students are exposed to the global issues that affect child, youth, adult and family well-being. Beginning in the 2014-2015 academic year, CYAF will offer two courses specifically devoted to introducing students to professional issues on a global scale. An undergraduate course will focus on international family studies and a graduate course will focus on how to conduct research internationally.

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2014 October, ECNU Visit Leader: Michele Rupiper, PH.D.

Students from East China Normal University visited UNL as part of an exchange program between the two universities. The relationship between ECNU and UNL is an example of collaboration that benefits each institution. ECNU students are able to see how early childhood practices are implemented in the US and participate in deep discussion and learning opportunities to see how some of these ideas can be applied to their work in China. UNL students are able to do the same thing during study tours to China. These experiences enable all of us to stretch and grow and refine our work to benefit young children.

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The Master’s Degree Specialization in International Families Studies

Through the Global Consortium for International Family Studies, the department offers a master’s degree specialization in International Family Studies. This specialization consists of coursework and experiences that prepare students for careers that are of global scope and that emphasize making local impact. Seven of the courses in this 36-credit master’s degree program are taught in partnership with faculty at universities in Australia, China, Greece, India and the United States.