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2019 Opportunities


Brazil

Mid July to early August, 2019

This faculty-led education abroad program will provide a rich culturally immersive experience, where students will explore Brazilian culture, families, schools, community and language.  Students will experience Salvador as a Brazilian, as you will live with a Brazilian family, visit local schools, learning about Afro-Brazilian culture, dance and food; visit religious buildings and learn about the importance religion, family and politics has for Brazilians.  In addition, students will explore Brazil by visiting Salvador’s historical district, attending a soccer game and visiting local NGOs.

Course: CYAF 495/895 (3 credits)

Open to all UNL students with preference given to CEHS students.



South Korea

June 27 to July 10, 2019

This faculty-led education abroad program offers students the opportunity to gain a comprehensive knowledge of Korean schooling and the ideologies at work in Korean educational policy.  Selected students will visit elementary, middle and secondary schools, as well as Korean's famous after-school schools (hagwons).  Students will also sightsee throughout Kangwon province, including Woljongsa Temple and Seoraksan Mountain and experience local life through a two day homestay with an English-speaking Korean family.  This program is a must for any student interested in teaching internationally, or any student interested in South Korean culture.



Italy

May 11th to 23rd, 2019

Participants on this trip will examine how elementary schools and teacher preparation colleges in Italy deal with an educational dilemma that is quite familiar to most Nebraska teachers: welcoming immigrant students to their classrooms.  Through multiple school site visits and meetings with teachers and teacher educators involved with immigrant education in the United Kingdom, participants will examine the British example for welcoming newcomer children.  This faculty-led education abroad program offers students a comprehensive knowledge of Italian schooling and the ideologies at work in Italian educational policy. The program will take an in depth look at Italian immigrant education through local school visits, lectures and interactions with teachers.  Students will experience a brief home-stay with an Italian student's family in rural central Italy and learn about and enjoy the cultural foods, traditions, and customs in the towns of Raiano, Scanno, Sulmona, Padua, Verona and of course, Rome.



Ethiopia/Zambia

Mid-May to mid-June, 2019

The Ethiopia/Zambia study abroad program provides an opportunity to enhance the international and research experiences and  skills of UNL students, including scientific data collection, data analysis, and presentation.  Teams of UNL students will work with students from Ethiopian and Zambian institutions to collect anthropometric and health data, map social and natural resources, and conduct participant observations during this month-long program focused on food security, health and nutrition.   Students will spend three weeks in Ethiopia and then travel to Zambia for one week.  Students will visit a natural wonder of the world, Victoria Falls, and visit wildlife national parks.



China

May 10th to 23rd, 2019

This faculty-led education abroad program offers students the opportunity to explore early education across three cities in China. Students will immerse themselves in Chinese culture and communities to develop a basic understanding of the cultural and historical influences on Chinese teaching and learning.  Students will be able to compare and contrast education practices and policies between Nebraska, the United States, and China.  In addition, students will explore the relationship between Chinese culture and education and experience the richness and history of China through historical site visits of one of the most ancient civilizations on earth.



Oman/UAE

March 14th to 26th, 2019

This experience will provide students from any college or major to develop a global understanding around a variety of topics including culture, health, business, journalism, hospitality and more. Students will travel with UNL faculty to two cities in Oman and two cities in the UAE where they’ll visit educational institutions, governmental and non-governmental agencies and learn from experts in Omani and Emirate culture. Students will also experience the delicious cuisine of Oman and the UAE, and participate in a cooking class highlighting the nutritional elements of Omani cuisine!  This program will be embedded within a 3-credit hour HRTM 495/895 course, which will take place during the spring 2018 semester.  As such, students who wish to participate in this program will be required to enroll in the course during the spring semester. 



Greece

March 16th to 24th, 2019

Open to: All UNL students, with priority given to Athletic Training, Nutrition, or Health Science majors.

 

During this week-long cultural experience in Greece, students will have the opportunity to develop an understanding of how the culture of ancient Greece shaped the current Greek and western culture surrounding sports medicine and nutrition.  Students will also be able to visit the actual ancient Greek sites and venues that hosted the 776 BC and the modern Olympic Games!  Other activities include participating in cooking classes that showcase how the ancient Greek diet influenced the modern Greek diet and health.  This program will offer students a chance to meet and build a professional network with other students with similar interests in sports medicine and nutrition.



Costa Rica

May 11th to 25th, 2019

Education majors will spend their days working with children in public and private schools in the rural mountain town of Monteverde, Costa Rica.  In addition, UNL students will meet with professionals from the Monteverde Institute to learn about challenges in eco-tourism and sustainability.  UNL students will have the wonderful experience of staying with host families in Monteverde, a time-tested method of true cultural immersion.



2018 Opportunities


Belize

March 2018

We will explore unique tourist attractions, sample the flavorful cuisine of Belize, meet teachers and students at local elementary schools and colleges, visit culturally-oriented businesses, and learn about tropical wildlife conservation. Our encounters will teach us about the diverse, multicultural and environmental heritage of this Caribbean nation, and help us appreciate Belizean ways of life. This trip is open to all CEHS majors, especially those interested in educational issues, child and family studies, tourism, nutrition, food science, and multicultural education.

Must enroll in CEHS 494 (for one credit).





Japan

May 2018

This education abroad course will explore, compare, and attempt to analyze how eating and physical activity/exercise habits influence individuals’ well-being between the United States and Japan.  This study tour will provide students opportunities to not only discover and learn cultural differences in education, sports, exercise, and food between the United States and Japan, but also how scientific information may be generated and implemented in the fields of nutrition, food, and exercise.  



Teaching English Learners in the United Kingdom

May 2018

Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education

Participants on this trip will examine how elementary schools and teacher preparation colleges in the United Kingdom deal with an educational dilemma that is quite familiar to most Nebraska teachers: welcoming immigrant students to their classrooms.  Through multiple school site visits and meetings with teachers and teacher educators involved with immigrant education in the United Kingdom, participants will examine the British example for welcoming newcomer children.  This program is a two-credit extension of TEAC 317: Teaching ELLs in Elementary School and TEAC 413M.  Participants must have completed TEAC 317 and TEAC 413M by May 2018.  The program will last approximately 10 days during UNL’s pre-session (mid May) and will be centered in Oxford and London with trips to school sites and cultural activities throughout Oxford and London.  Participants will lodge together in the dorms at St. Clare’s in Oxford and a hostel in London.    

Prerequisite: TEAC 317 or TEAC 413M



Audiology in Developing Countries: Study Abroad in Nicaragua

July-August 2018

Special Education and Communication Disorders

This short course is offered to students interested in humanitarian audiology.  Travel with UNL professors to Leon, Nicaragua to help those in need of hearing assistance.  Many people in Nicaragua do not have access to hearing services and you can help mitigate this need by offering your time on this transformative trip.  Learn hands-on clinical techniques and work directly with patients under the supervision of trained professionals from CEHS.  

Requirement: Audiology student; graduate level preferred.



Costa Rica: Understanding Latin American Culture & Communication

May 2018

Speech and Language Pathology

Undergraduate students: Open only to graduate students in the Speech/Language Pathology program, this trip will bring students to different locations in Costa Rica to provide accent modification to Fiserv associates as well as individuals within the hospitality industry in a rural community.  Students may have the opportunity to interact with professionals who provide services to individuals with communication-based challenges in educational and medical settings.    

Get more details about this trip to Costa Rica (undergrad) at MyWorld.


Graduate students: Education and Speech Pathology majors will spend 10 days working with children in public and private schools in the rural mountain town of Monteverde, Costa Rica.  In addition, UNL students will meet with professionals from the Monteverde Institute to learn about challenges in eco-tourism and sustainability.  UNL students will have the wonderful experience of staying with host families in Monteverde, a time-tested method of true cultural immersion.

Get more details about this trip to Costa Rica (grad) at MyWorld.



Zambia: Food Security, Health & Nutrition

May - June, 2018

Nutrition and Health Sciences (NHS)

The Zambia study abroad program provides an opportunity to enhance the international and research experiences and skills of UNL students, including scientific data collection, data analysis, and presentation.  Teams of UNL students will work with students from Zambian institutions to collect anthropometric and health data, map social and natural resources, and conduct participant observations during this month-long program focused on food security, health and nutrition. 



2017 Opportunities


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