Students can learn about teaching-focused study abroad programs in Spain, Chile, the Dominican Republic and other places.
WHAT: College of Education Study Abroad Fair
WHEN: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday (Feb. 4)
WHERE: 2nd Floor Foyer, College of Education
EVENT: The Texas Tech University College of Education is hosting a study abroad fair where undergraduate and graduate students and their families can learn about the College of Education's study abroad programs.
Students will have the opportunity to meet with faculty leading programs abroad and hear from students who have previously participated. Attendees will also have an opportunity to talk with Study Abroad Office staff, financial aid advisors and scholarship coordinators.
The study abroad programs are primarily aimed at aspiring educators, but they are open to all Texas Tech undergraduate and graduate students. The experiences last from two to six weeks and take place in a variety of locations:
- Practicum for Educators in Antofagasta and Coquimbo, Chile
- Study Abroad for TechTeach Across Texas in San José, Costa Rica
- Education in Dominican Republic
- Study Abroad for Educators in Salamanca, Spain
- Study Abroad on Legacies of Slavery in Ghana
"It's always important to learn about other people, cultures, systems of education and ways of doing things – especially in today's world where we have a global community," said Comfort Pratt, director of the College of Education's study abroad programs and an associate professor of bilingual education and secondary education. "The international field experience that the students receive is invaluable. They get to teach in classrooms abroad, shadowing teachers and working with administrators. Students are able to develop an international mindset and bring back a wealth of knowledge."
CONTACT: Comfort Pratt, director of College of Education study abroad programs and associate professor of bilingual education and secondary education, (806) 834-5710 or firstname.lastname@example.org