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Study Abroad with MLFTC, 2019

Study abroad experiences offered by Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College give you the opportunity to meet and work with diverse groups of people, while broadening your skill set as someone who is preparing to enter, or is already a part of, the education field.

The trips and related curricula are tailored specifically to education majors, however, study abroad is open to all students regardless of major. Find out about study abroad scholarships that can help make these opportunities more attainable.

Costa Rica: May 10–23, 2019

University Service-Learning in Costa Rica

Application deadline: November 15

Undergrads: Take a USL course while experiencing Costa Rica, known for its rainforests, diverse wildlife, ecotourism and environmental conversation. While in Costa Rica, you will learn about civic and community engagement by choosing from a variety of service projects. One weekend excursion has been set aside to visit Arenal Volcano National Park and La Fortuna Waterfall. You will spend one week in the small community of Mastatal and another in Javillos, home to Proyecto Asis Wildlife Rescue. And, there’s one more perk: coffee.

Service projects can include:

  • Teaching English to the community

  • Helping at the local school

  • Volunteering at ASIS Wildlife Rescue

  • Helping with local community improvement projects in Mastatal and Javillos

Space is limited to 15 students per program, so apply early!

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Sydney, Australia: May 10–18, 2019

Higher Education Abroad in Sydney

Application deadline: November 15

Graduate students are invited to explore Sydney, which is the largest and oldest city in Australia. With a population of 4 million, Sydney boasts a diverse group of people from over 180 different nations who speak over 140 languages — which is certainly to your advantage.

During this trip, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Compare the educational systems of the U.S. and Australia

  • Visit higher education institutions around the city,

  • Meet faculty and tour residence halls

  • Learn about local governance

  • Hear from guest lecturers.  

To be eligible, you must have 3.0 GPA and be a graduate student enrolled in an MLFTC program.

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Burgos, Spain: May 19–June 13, 2019

University Service-Learning in Spain

Application deadline: March 1

Undergrads: Take a USL course and teach English, as well as lead activities amidst the medieval architecture and UNESCO listed cathedral of Burgos, Spain. Burgos is a historic and vibrant city in northern Spain on El Camino de Santiago and was founded in the 9th century. It was the seat of the Crown of Castile and is considered to be the origin of the Spanish language.

Service activities can include:

  • Teaching English at a local community center

  • Leading activities for seniors, refugees, deaf children and people with disabilities

  • Helping at the local environmental organization with clean water testing

This four-week program will combine class content with opportunities to service high-needs populations while experiencing the culture of Burgos, Spain. Although Burgos is the homebase of the program, the trip includes an overnight excursion to San Sebastian, Spain.

Space is limited to 16 students per program, so apply early!

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