This is a faculty-led immersion program and is administered by Shanti Freitas, Intercultural Immersion Coordinator. This program is not administered by the Center for International Education. Any questions about this program should be directed to Shanti at firstname.lastname@example.org or 715-836-6037. Submit all application materials to Schofield 17. This program is listed on the Center for International Education website to assist students in exploring all international opportunities.
Program Summary & Location
THIS PROGRAM RUNS EVERY EVEN YEAR, SO WILL BE OFFERED IN SUMMER 2018, 2020, 2022, etc.
This international immersion to Prague provides students with a broader prospective of the early childhood profession. Through critically analyzing and reflecting on one's behaviors and attitudes related to teaching children from diverse linguistic, ability, socioeconomic, and cultural backgrounds, students will develop a more inclusive understanding of early childhood and the global impact of high quality early and special education.
The Czech Republic is a historically and culturally rich country that was formally established in 1993. Though currently a parliamentary democracy, the history of this region has been heavily influenced for centuries by monarchies, communism, socialism and recently struggling economic development.
The first three days of this program will be spent in Dresden, Germany visiting various cultural and historic sites. After that, students will travel to the Czech Republic and spend 3 days as a group seeing historic places and immersing themselves in the local culture. Then, students will go to their homestay families and volunteer at an English immersion primary school endorsed by the Ministry of Education in Prague. In addition, students will hear various perspectives on the Czech process of developing systems, policies, and practices of special education. Weekend trips will be included to Krakow and Auschwitz.
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Housing & Meals
Students will live with Czech host families in Prague whose children are enrolled in English Immersion primary schools. Students will use public transportation to travel to and from school, and assist in an English-only primary class with a native English speaking teacher and a Czech teaching assistant. Breakfast and dinner will be provided while in host families, and some breakfasts will be provided by the lodging while in other cities. Other meals are not included in the program cost.
This faculty-led program receives funding from the Blugold Commitment Faculty-Led International Immersion Experiences (FLIIE) program, and each student is eligible to receive funding for only one FLIIE experience. By clicking on the following term, you will find more information on program costs. If the term you want to go abroad is not listed, please see the most recent term and add 7% to your estimate to factor in exchange rate fluctuations and tuition increases. Click on the buttons below to view that term's cost estimate.
Learn More & How To Apply
Still have some questions? You can schedule an appointment with Shanti Freitas (Faculty-Led Immersion Coordinator) by calling 715-836-6037 or emailing email@example.com.
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