The end of the semester also is the start of the study abroad season for CEHS!

The end of the semester also is the start of the study abroad season for CEHS!

10 May 2019    

While one of our programs has already been to Greece and back, some of the other departments are gearing up and getting ready to take studies overseas. Here is a rundown of all of the study abroad activity coming up this summer!

Spring Break:
This program, created by Drs. Dennis Perkey and Georgia Jones, focused on nutrition and the origins of sport and the Mediterranean diet. The NHS department sponsored this first-time program. AnnMarie Gottner, the director of advising, also accompanied the students to Athens.

Summer 2019:
Drs. Teresa Catalano and Stephanie Wessels from TLTE will be taking students to Italy to study the impacts of increasing refugee populations in Italian classrooms. They’ll spend some time in Rome, as well as more rural settings in Italy during this week-and-a-half program.

Zambia & Ethiopia
Dr. Mary Willis in NHS will be taking students on her annual program to Ethiopia and Zambia for about five weeks. Dr. Willis will guide the students through rural areas in these countries as they work to understand food distribution and security in different communities.

Drs. Sandra Starkey, Mary Alice Casto, Professor Surin Kim, and Jim Benes will lead this new TMFD program to Berlin for about two weeks. Students will visit industry-specific fashion and cultural sites while spending time in this cosmopolitan European city.

Costa Rica
Drs. Sue Kemp, John Maag and Kelcey Buck will take students to Costa Rica in this annual program out of the SECD department. The students will visit schools and communities in a cloud forest in rural Costa Rica. They will also spend time in the rain-forest, understanding how sustainable practices can be incorporated into outdoor education. Students will have the pleasure of living with Costa Rican families during their time in-country.

South Africa
Drs. Ted Hamann, Lydia Kiramba, and Sarah Thomas in the TLTE department are taking students to South Africa this summer. This graduate student study abroad experience focuses on education perspectives in the South African context.

Bozeman, Montana
Drs. John Raible and Colette Yellow Robe will travel with students and Jim Benes to Bozeman, Montana to visit with education officials with the Montana Department of Education and Indian Education For All to help understand the integration of Native and Indigenous perspectives in educational programming and curriculum. The group will stop at culturally relevant sites and visit Yellowstone National Park, The Big Horn Medicine Wheel, Dull Knife Tribal College, as well as the Crow Reservation.

Drs. Paul Springer, Dave Wilson, and Cody Hollist will lead students to Salvador, Brazil to interact and engage with community officials, schools, and cultural representatives. In addition, students will stay with local Brazilian families and take Portuguese language lessons.

Child, Youth and Family Studies