Costa Rica

In the age of globalization, an intimate understanding of a foreign culture is both a valuable academic asset and an enriching personal experience. As a leader in education, the Watson College of Education is dedicated to providing education students with the opportunity to work and study in schools throughout the world. International study opportunities in the WCE include:

Trips Offered:

  • Belize - Spring 2017 - March 18-April 22, 2016, Summer Session 2 - July 22-August 5, 2017
    Let's go to Belize and have the trip of a lifetime! Learn about the culture and educational lifestyle while experiencing the classroom environment and exploring the land.
  • Ethiopia - Fall 2016 - December 10-21, 2016
    Join students and faculty for the trip to Ethiopia this fall! It will be an awesome experience filled with learning, teaching, and adventure.
  • Ireland - Fall 2016 - October 14-29, 2016
    Go to Ireland and gain exposure to the philosophy and practice of higher education in an international setting. Ride through Belfast on a bike tour of the city and see the amazing scenery of Dublin.
  • Japan - Summer 2017 - Tentative dates: June 17-July1, 2017
    Experience Japanese education in a cultural context and get to observe classes and work with teachers in the Japanese public school system.
  • Kuwait - Spring 2017 - April 5-25, 2017
    Come to Kuwait and student teach to prepare to lead diverse classrooms in the future.
  • London - Summer Session 2 - June 21-30, 2017
    Take a walk through history as you explore the streets of London while you engage in classroom instruction and university settings with your British colleagues. You will shadow London's best teachers and administrators daily and enjoy your evening tea as you stroll by Big Ben and the London Bridge for an experience that will be life altering.
  • Malawi - Summer 2017 - May 22-June 24, 2017
    Engage in participatory action research in schools with Malawian colleagues during the summer term.
  • Panama - Summer 2017 - June 26-July 24, 2017
    Come study abroad for the first ever trip to Panama! Get an opportunity to see the beautiful country as well as teach in their local schools.

International Concentration for Elementary Education Majors

For more information, please contact:
WCE International Program Coordinator
Dr. Susan Catapano
Education Building 377
910-962-2290 Phone