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Students in the College of Education and Human Sciences travel to a wide array of places. Our global engagement will continue to increase, thereby offering a diverse selection of countries and experiences. To learn more about our study abroad programs, read more below.
Finland/EstoniaMay 23 to June 5
Comparing STEM Education
Open to: All students; STEM focused majors preferred.
Course: CEHS 494/894 International Experience in Communities, Schools, and Families (3 cr.)
Students on this faculty-led program will interact with teachers, university faculty/staff, and K-12 students in Finland and Estonia. Visits to local schools will offer opportunities to interact with local teachers and learn more about their STEM instructional practices. Visits will also include STEM industries where STEM education is being implemented in the workplace. A seminar at the Technopol Science Park affords formal interactions with individuals from STEM industries. Students will be able to observe and analyze STEM instructional practices in Finnish and Estonian classrooms. They will also be given the opportunity to compare and contrast STEM-related initiatives in Finland, Estonia, and the U.S.For more information, and to apply to this program, click here.
Costa RicaMay 16-30
Students on this faculty-led program begin the course by learning about the history of Costa Rica and attend a presentation by the Ministry of Education to learn about their educational system so they can compare it to the one in the United States. There will be opportunities to teach in private and public classrooms in Monteverde and to compare that experience with working in schools in the United States. There will also be a guided tour through the Cloud forest. Students will become immersed in the community while they stay in homesteads within Monteverde which allows them to learn about the cultures and norms.For more information, and to apply to this program, click here.
New York City/MontrealJune 6th -19th
North American Fashion Hubs
Open to: All students; Textiles, Merchandising, & Fashion Design majors preferred.
Course: TMFD 492/892 Professional Study Tour (3 cr.)
Students will experience the culture of New York City, learn about the industry, and see the sights of one of the fashion capitals of the world. We will experience the global marketplace that includes Madison Avenue, Fifth Avenue, Soho, and Chelsea neighborhoods. Montreal is the world's largest French-speaking city outside of Paris. It is also home to the third largest fashion hub in North America - known for its eclectic and innovative style. We will explore the local fashion and textile industry with expert hosts at the top design showrooms, buying offices, and retail spaces in the city, and sample local culture and cuisine along the way. In between industry site visits, students will enjoy the beauty of Mount Royal Park, eat in restaurants of the picturesque Old Port of Montreal, and shop like a local in the open-air Marche Jean-Talon and boutiques of the artsy Mile End district. It is not required that students attend the second portion of the trip to Montreal.For more information, and to apply to this program, click here.
The NetherlandsMay 14-25
Immigrant Education in the Dutch Context
Open to: All students; education majors (undergrad or graduate) preferred.
Course: TEAC 413E Immigrant Education in the Dutch Context (2 cr.)
Amsterdam is one of Europe's most progressive and diverse cities that immigrants and refugees from around the world call home. Participants on this program will explore how Dutch schools welcome these newcomers. Through multiple school site visits and meetings with teachers, teacher educators, and educational researchers involved with immigrant education in the Netherlands, participants will learn how the Dutch are welcoming newcomer children and compare the Dutch and American schooling systems. In addition, students will enjoy visits to cultural sites which will include a visit to the Anne Frank House, a canal boat ride, a walking tour, and a visit to a traditional Dutch village.For more information, and to apply to this program, click here.
Nutrition, Exercise, Food, & Culture
Open to: All students.
Course: NUTR 496/896 Independent Study (up to 5 cr.)
The goal of this faculty-led study abroad experience is to introduce UNL students to Japanese culture, specifically sports and exercise, food, and nutrition. This includes, among others, martial arts, school systems, food preparation, consumption and etiquette. Interactions with people in the Japanese community is emphasized. Students will experience the middle school system and lunch program in Japan, visit athletic performance-enhancement facilities, explore seafood and fish markets, and participate in a martial arts lesson.For more information, and to apply to this program, click here.
Zambia/EthiopiaMid-May to Late June
Food Security, Health, & Nutrition
Open to: All students.
Course: NUTR 498B Research Experiences (up to 6 cr.)
This faculty-led program emphasizes research training, with individual and group research data collection. Students will conduct research with students and faculty from Hawassa University and the University of Mississippi. Data will be collected in households, middle schools, markets, and health facilities among rural peoples and focused on food security, health and nutrition. Students can visit national parks and take game drives to view some of the world's remaining mega-fauna, elephants, giraffe, hippo, as well as birds, hoofed mammals, primates, and reptiles. In addition, students will be given the opportunity to see Victoria Falls and take a boat ride on famous Zambezi river.For more information, and to apply to this program, click here.
ChinaMarch 18-29 (Spring Break)
Open to: All students; Hospitality, Restaurant, and Tourism Management majors preferred.
Course: HRTM 495 Hospitality Management Study Tour (3 cr.)
Students attending this faculty-led study abroad program will explore the emerging tourism and golf industries in China. The program will focus on elements within the hotel operations, food and beverage, and golf industries and look for meaningful ways in which we can learn about these industries by studying them in a very large emerging market. China has a population of more than 1.4 billion and one of the fastest growing middle-class segments on the planet. This market environment combined with a culture that is quite different from what our students are used to creates a fantastic opportunity to study these areas with a fresh perspective. Students will experience the major Chinese city of Beijing and travel to well known sites including the Great Wall and the Forbidden City.For more information, and to apply to this program, click here.
Open to: All students with preference given to Child, Youth, and Family Studies majors.
Course: CYAF 495/895 Special Topics in Family and Cultural Diversity (3 cr.)
This faculty-led study tour focuses, primarily, on understanding cultural perspectives in India. Students will participate in multiple learning opportunities, including participation in seminars with Indian faculty at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), and service-learning projects with clients served by NGOs who work with different populations of need in Mumbai, Kolkata, and Bhopal. Students will also have the opportunity to engage in multiple sight-seeing and cultural-learning activities including: a tour of Dhobi Ghat, visits to famous landmarks, historical and religious sites, and voyages to beaches, bazaars, and neighborhoods. As part of the study abroad, we will visit seven different Indian cities including Mumbai, Aurangabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Ramnagar, Agra, and Delhi. Students will participate in multiple modes of in-country travel, including by: plane, train, bus, boat, and rickshaw.For more information, and to apply to this program, click here.
GermanyMay 8th to May 18th
Textiles, Merchandising, and Fashion Design
The Textiles, Merchandising, and Fashion Design department is leading this adventurous program to one of the world’s current cultural capitals, Berlin. This program is open to all UNL majors, and any students are welcome to participate on this program. Student who attend this program will earn three credit hours by visiting area fashion centers, local businesses and museums. There will also be visits to UNESCO World Heritage sites, and some free time to explore Berlin.Get more details about this trip to Germany at MyWorld.
BrazilMid 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.Get more details about this trip to Brazil at MyWorld.
South KoreaJune 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.Get more details about this trip to South Korea at MyWorld.
ItalyMay 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.Get more details about this trip to Italy at MyWorld.
Ethiopia/ZambiaMid-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.Get more details about this trip to Ethiopia/Zambia at MyWorld.
ChinaMay 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.Get more details about this trip to China at MyWorld.
Oman/UAEMarch 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.Get more details about this trip to Oman/UAE at MyWorld.
GreeceMarch 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.Get more details about this trip to Geece at MyWorld.
Costa RicaMay 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.Get more details about this trip to Costa Rica at MyWorld.
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).
Get more details about this trip to Belize at MyWorld.
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.Get more details about this trip to Japan at MyWorld.
Teaching English Learners in the United KingdomMay 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 413MGet more details about this trip to United Kingdom at MyWorld.
Audiology in Developing Countries: Study Abroad in NicaraguaJuly-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.Get more details about this trip to Nicaragua at MyWorld.
Costa Rica: Understanding Latin American Culture & CommunicationMay 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.
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.
Zambia: Food Security, Health & NutritionMay - 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.Get more details about this trip to Zambia at MyWorld.