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College of Education Study Abroad Programs

College of Education Students Studying Abroad


The College offers international experiences in Chile, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ghana, and Spain. The programs provide teaching experience in schools, practicum in diverse communities, and language and culture classes, among others. Students also have opportunities to carry out various research projects.

If you have any questions about our Study Abroad programs, please email Dr. Comfort Pratt for more information:

Study Abroad in Rome in 2021

Roman Colosseum at sunset

  • Courses: ENGL 2351 (Intro to Creative Writing) and EDTP 1101 (Teach Like Your Hair Is on Fire)
  • May 13-June 10

Who wants to study abroad in Rome? Actually, who doesn't?!

TTU Professors John Poch (English) and James Durham (Education) will lead you on a dynamic one-month course in The Eternal City. Rome, without a doubt, is one of the most important, historic, cultural, and beautiful cities in the world. The food, the art, and architecture are without compare. While you immerse yourself in the beauty of Rome and other Italian locales, you'll be earning credit toward your TTU degree.

This course is a hands-on class in Creative Writing (primarily poetry-3 credit hours) combined with a TTU signature class in Education called Teach Like Your Hair Is on Fire (1 credit hour). To take this course, you must sign up for both classes. This will be a month you will never forget. Included in this modest course fee is: Housing in Rome, Classroom/Facility Fee, Orientation, Survival Italian language class, Day trip to Spoleto, Day trip to Gubbio, Guided tour of the Roman Forum, Guided tour of the Coliseum, Guided tour of the Vatican, Numerous walking tours of the city to view churches, architecture, art, culture, etc., and 4 Group Meals.

Some weekends will be open so you can travel to other cities in Italy like Florence, Siena, Perugia, or Venice, or to other cities in Europe. Or just keep exploring Rome. You won't run out of things to do. Of all your TTU experiences to come, this is likely to be the most defining and memorable. The course fee is only $4965 for the entire four weeks.

After 10 students are registered, we will begin a waitlist for perhaps 4 more students.

Contact Dr. Poch with your questions at john.poch@ttu.edu

Practicum for Educators in Antofagasta and Coquimbo, Chile

La Portada formation in Chile

Chile is well known for its variety of landscapes. Students will be immersed in the life of three different cities - Antofagasta, San Pedro de Atacama, and Coquimbo. They will attend classes with their Chilean peers at Universidad Católica del Norte and work in local schools, while experiencing the Chilean education system and culture. They will live with host families and have several field trips to communities in need and important cultural sites.

Study Abroad for TechTeach Across Texas in San José, Costa Rica

Waterfall in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a small Central American country, home to vast biodiversity and a rich blend of immigrant cultures. This program is based in the capital, San José, and offers cultural immersion, hands on field experience in a bilingual school, experiential learning opportunities, and Spanish classes. Classes will be held at LEAD University, and students will participate in field trips to some of the country's must-see areas, such as DOKA Coffee Plantation, La Paz Waterfall Gardens, Irazú Volcano, and Manuel Antonio National Park.

Education in Dominican Republic

Study Abroad on Legacies of Slavery in Ghana

Cape Coast Castle in Ghana

The West African country of Ghana is at the center of modern African history as the first sub-Saharan country to become independent. But it was also part of the Atlantic Slave Trade, and the home of the Asante Kingdom. Students will visit the Cape Coast and Elmina forts which served as points of departure for many slave boats.

Study Abroad for Educators in Salamanca, Spain

TTU College of Education students in Salamanca, Spain

Salamanca is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe with very intricate architecture and a rich history. Classes will be held at the Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca, which is one of the oldest universities in Spain and one of the most beautiful and most prestigious universities in Europe. Students will live with Spanish host families. Excursions are included to sites such as Ávila, Madrid, Toledo, Segovia in Spain and Lisbon, Portugal.

Contact Us

For more information, contact Dr. Comfort Pratt at c.pratt@ttu.edu or (806) 834-5710.

Dr. Comfort Pratt

Dr. Comfort Pratt

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