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Study Abroad Opportunities

These are the study abroad opportunites available in the College of Education for 2017, 2018, and 2019.

May 2018 Dean's Trip | France

Travel to Paris, the Loire Valley, and the French Riviera with College of Education Dean, Dr. Ena Shelley, in May 2018 for a 14 day short-term study abroad trip. Students will visit Paris, Nice, Monaco, Provence, the Loire Valley, Normandy and more. The estimated cost of the trip is $4,800 (includes 3 hours of academic credit, accommodations, transportation, and entrance fees).

This opportunity is open to all Butler Students, faculty and staff.  Email Chris Price for more iformation.

Download the information flyer.



SUMMER 2018 | British Children's Literature Study Abroad Course

Travel to England and Scotland with Dr. Catherine Pangan and Dr. Kelli Esteves in June/July 2018 for an eleven day study abroad trip focused on British children’s literature. Students will visit sites related to classic and contemporary children’s books such as The Harry Potter Studio Tour in London, Beatrix Potter World in the Lake District, the academic center of Oxford, and more. Harlaxton Manor, a beautiful estate home in Lincolnshire, will be our home base. The estimated cost of the trip is $2,800 (includes 3 hours of academic credit, accommodations, ground transportation, entrance fees, and most of your meals). Airfare is estimated at $1,000-1,500. 

Open to all students!

Email Dr. Kelli Esteves at or click on the link for more information.


October 2018 | Reggio-Emilia, Italy

Travel to Reggio Emilia, Italy in October 2018 to participate in a conference about Early Childhood Education. The trip will include visits to several Infant-Toddler centers named the World's Best Early Childhood Centers by Newsweek magazine. Access to these schools is rare, but entry IS granted to international visitors who attend these conferences. Those who enroll in the three-credit course associated with this trip will attend several pre-trip meetings during the Fall 2018 semester, engage in a week-long visit to Reggio Emilia, and complete a culminating assignment upon their return to the United States.

Specific costs will be determined soon. The trip is open to all Butler students, alumni, and educators interested in Early Childhood Education. Email Dr. Ryan Flessner for additional information.

March 2019 | Costa Rica


Please join Dr. Lori Desautels in Costa Rica for spring break of 2019. This week will be filled with learning about the neuroscience of our stress responses, mindfulness practices and how we can integrate this work into our communities with youth. Dr. Sally Bassett will lead this adventure as we travel to local schools sitting beside students and sharing in their learning and lives! We will spend in a week at the Samasati Retreat Center off the Carribean Coast.  There will be yoga classes available each day, along with adventures in horseback riding along the beach, travel to the country's only wild animal rescue park, white river rafting, and much more!  Stay tuned for further details but please mark your calendar for this week of learning and adventure!

Contact: Dr. Lori Desautels

May 2019 | Dominican Republic

Travel to the Dominican Republic with Dr. Brooke Kandel-Cisco while earning credit for ED 398 (Multilingual Learners and Their Cultural Contexts).  The 15-day trip, with stops in Santo Domingo and Santiago, will include school visits, a meeting with an official from the Dominican Department of Education, interaction with Dominican university students studying education, historical and cultural tours and learning experiences, and a 2-3 day homestay with a Dominican family.  Enrolled students will attend several course meetings during the spring 2019 semester, participate in the two-week study abroad during the month of May 2019, and complete assignments after returning to the U.S.

Specific costs will be determined soon.  This trip is open to all Butler University students.  Email Dr. Kandel-Cisco ( for more information.

Semester-long Opportunities

Butler COE students have opportunities to study abroad all over the world! Options include Uppsala University (Sweden), Keele University (England), University of Tasmania (Australia), and more. If you are interested in studying abroad for a full semester, please attend an information session led by The Center for Global Education ( and visit the CGE webpage. Talk to your advisor and Dr. Kelli Esteves for more information.