Cultural Immersion Programs
The School of Education encourages Teacher Education students to develop knowledge and skills related to multicultural instruction and classroom practices. This is done through regular coursework and internship experiences, and may also include study abroad programs at Harlaxton College in England and other locations such as Trinidad and Tobago.
For nearly 40 years, the students and faculty of the University of Evansville have had a second home in the United Kingdom, at Harlaxton College. Imagine studying in a 100-room Victorian manor house in the rolling English countryside one hour north of London. At Harlaxton College, the British campus of the University of Evansville, you will do just that! And you'll share the manor with a community of committed faculty, supportive staff, and fellow students from UE and our partner colleges. Your family from home may join you for a few days' visit if they are able; you'll also have the opportunity to make new family ties with members of the local community in Grantham who share in the Harlaxton experience each semester.
For more information, go to UE Harlaxton Experience page.
To get started on your own personal Harlaxton adventure, contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or call Barbara Pieroni at (812) 488-1085.
Trinidad & Tobago
The goal of this program is to provide an intensive cross-cultural immersion experience that will help students develop the multicultural competencies necessary to work effectively with individuals of all races, cultures, and ethnicities. Students stay with host families, participate in cultural activities and work together with a Trinidadian mentor teacher or professional. Since 2007, Dr. Davies Bellamy, associate professor of Education, and Dr. Amy McBride, assistant professor of Education, have teamed up to take students on a journey where they experience a different culture as a minority. “We spend time learning about the Trinidad culture: the food, the music, the language, the customs,” McBride said. “Ultimately the experience is for the students to learn about themselves in a unique environment and learn to accept others.”
Next Scheduled Trip: Summer of 2015
Courses: EDUC 322 or EDUC 385
Approximate Costs: General Expenses - TBA
To apply, contact Dr. Bellamy or Dr. McBride.