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STUDY ABROAD IN CUBA SUMMER 2016
Havana, June 6-26
The course will be taught in Spanish, so 4 semesters of college level Spanish (or equivalent) is a pre-requesite for participation.
The attached flyer has some additional information. Interested students should also visit the study abroad website for information and application procedures:Â
GSE 2016 SUMMER TOUR OF CHILE
July 17th- July 30th
STUDY ABROAD IN CHILE FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS
EPS 590 SAX: WINDS OF CHANGE: EDUCATIONAL REFORM, STUDENT MOVEMENTS
AND PUBLIC EDUCATION IN CHILE
This year's GSE study abroad course will take place from July 17th through July 30th. This four-credit course will examine the current educational system in Chile in relation to its history, economy, media environment and political movements. We will be hosted by two important Chilean universities, in two major cities of the country, giving to this study tour a broad perspective about the higher educational system, the diversity of cities on the coast and of the country as well of different perspectives about these educational changes and challenges. Each of these universities has provided us access to leading Chilean scholars, experts and stakeholders. Participants will have the remarkable opportunity to enter into a meaningful dialogue with these academics and policy intellectuals as we actively engage with the material that we will be studying. We will meet with The University of Chile's Student Federation (FECH), Alto al SIMCE academic and political activists, the National Coordination of Secondary Education (CONES) and Educacion 2020 to discuss the current educational movement and policy changes that are being fought for and implemented at this time. Also, we will be visiting schools in these different cities. We will take the opportunity to talk with parents, teachers and principals of rural and urban areas. With these activities, students will experience the diversity and complexity of the public educational system in Chile. Weekend excursions to areas around Santiago and Valparaiso have been planned with the aim of giving participants the opportunity to visit a rich sample of the marvelous cultural and historical sites that exist in these different locations of Chile.
Pre-Tour classes begin April 7th 2016 online
May 16- June 24, 2016
A STUDY ABROAD EXPERIENCE IN CHILE
EPS 199: UNDERSTANDING EDUCATION AND ENGLISH LEARNING IN A GLOBAL ERA
The Lunch on us: "The Cuban Experience", is an informal conversation with students who went to study abroad to Cuba this summer. Learn about the study abroad summer program in Cuba and how it impact on students perspectives and views about Cuba.
Date Oct 15, 2015, 12 pm
La Casa Cultural Latina
1203 West Nevada Street, Urbana, IL
Are you interested to travel to Cuba? Join us for another study abroad program in June 2016.