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Global and Multicultural Education
Global and Multicultural Education
Global education is a key mission of Bloomsburg University by preparing “students for personal and professional success in an increasingly complex global environment.”
Multicultural and global competencies, including foreign language acquisition, have gained enormous value in an increasingly interconnected world. Study abroad fosters the development of culturally perceptive citizens who engage effectively with local and global communities.
BU's Office of Global and Multicultural Education helps all students take advantage of the opportunity to live and explore a new and different culture in a safe and affordable manner.
Faculty-Led Study Abroad Trips
Spain — Study Abroad in Spain this Winter Term for two intensive weeks. Visit the Prado and Reina Sofia Museums in Madrid. Learn about the Arabic, Jewish and Visigoth culture of Spain visiting Medieval Toledo. Immerse yourself in the Modern Catalonian culture of Gaudi. Enjoy a chilly but pleasant weather strolling through the streets of Madrid and Toledo and end your Spanish cultural experience in the mild and wonderful Mediterranean weather of Barcelona. While studying in Spain, students will earn three BU credits through BU SPA 211 Spanish Culture and Civilization course (Taught in English. Course satisfies 2 GEPs for Goal 4: Culture and Diversity and 1 GEP for Goal 7 Arts and Humanities; Spanish minor class; Spanish major elective. The trip fulfills the LC Immersion Experience in Languages and Cultures—Spanish Track.) Open to all BU students. NO knowledge of Spanish is necessary.
The program fee is $2,840.00 which includes: cultural activities, entrance to museums, airline ticket, public ground transportation in Spain, room and full buffet style breakfast, E-text manual. Not included in the price: 3 BU tuition and fees (SPA 211, 3 credits), passport fees, lunch and dinner, insurance and miscellaneous. Due Oct. 31, 2016 is a non-refundable $500.00 deposit as well as the first installment payment of $700 adding up to be $1,200.
London — London’s calling! Travel across the pond with a group of Bloomsburg students and faculty to London, England to explore a new country, broaden your educational experience by studying in-depth courses. The program runs from May 15 – June 8, 2017. During that time, students will tour the city of London and go to museums, plays and a trip to Shakespeare’s home. The flats are in the West End, very much urban living, and close to everything for students to explore the city. Students will earn 6 credits through BU English 247 British Literature 2 (covers 3 GEPS: 1 Comm., 2 Arts & Humanities) and BU Phil 292 Contemporary Moral Problems (covers 3 GEPS: Cultures & Diversity). Open to all BU students.
The program fee is $3,565.00 which includes: airfare, travel to and from airport in London, tickets to plays, trip to Stratford (Shakespeare’s home), museum and city tours and accommodation in London’s West End. Not included in the price: tuition for 6 credits and international student health insurance. Due Dec. 5, 2016 is a non-refundable deposit of $500.00. Contact the Bursar Office for more information on payment.
Italy — Live, Study and Learn in Italy this Summer to experience a two-week teaching excursion like no other The College of Education and the Department of Teaching and Learning want to take you overseas to the Loris Malaguzzi International Center to partake in a unique practicum for education majors within the Reggio Children’s Schools in Italy. Other excursions include exploring the cities of Reggio Emilia, Venice and Rome, touring St. Marks Basilica and the Guggenheim Museum in Venice and visiting the Lido Beach on the Adriatic Sea. This is a faculty-led trip from May 20 – July 4, 2017 where students can earn 6 academic credits. The courses offered are BU ELEMED 461/561 Urban Practicum (3 credits) and BU EDFOUND 406/506 Multicultural Education (3 credits).
The program fee is $3,350.00 that includes: round-trip airfare, hotel accommodations including breakfast, transportation (boats and trains), and museum/church entrance and tour fees. Additional costs not included: tuition for 6 credits, textbook costs, food costs (estimated no more than $500) and international health insurance.
Norway — Spend 3 weeks of your summer exploring Norway’s physical and cultural landscapes and earn 3 credits in the process! The Department of Environmental, Geographical and Geological Sciences is organizing an opportunity to study abroad in Norway in late May, early June 2017. Experience the beautiful geology, Norway’s fjords, artifacts from the Viking world like a 1000-year old ship and investigate Norway’s stimulating history.
The program fee is to be determined as are the specific dates of the trip. If you would like more information right now, contact Ben Franek at email@example.com.
Morocco — Study abroad in Fez, the cultural capital of Morocco, for an intensive and fast-paced 4-week program to learn Arabic and travel around the country. Students can earn 6 academic credits to complete either language requirements or use it toward an Arabic major/minor. These courses are available for all levels from beginner to advanced. This faculty-led trip will begin around late May and end in mid-June. The approximate cost for the trip is around $3,200.00 and includes: airfare ticket, course tuition, homestay and meals, and two incredible weekend trips. Students stay with host families and explore the modern and medieval architecture of Fez. On the weekends, we visit the imperial city of Meknes and Volubilis, an ancient Roman city; we ride camels for an overnight trip to the desert, and finally we spend a weekend at the beach.
Let our Husky Abroad students convince you why this life experience is an opportunity that shouldn’t be missed.
- England — Join Alyssa Jones as she participates in an exchange program in England.
- Germany — Join Taylor Ploeger as she studies abroad at Trier University in Germany.
- China — Join Anastasia Timofeeva as she studies abroad at Beijing Foreign Studies University in Beijing.
- Mexico — Follow Lydia Stebbins as she studies abroad at the Universidad Veracruzana-Xalapa in Xalapa.
- France — Join Morgan Munyan as she studies abroad at the Université Catholique de Lille in Lille.
- Costa Rica — Look back at Emily's study abroad in Heredia.
- United Kingdom — Join Shane Kunkel as he studies abroad at the University of Essex in Colchester.