Study Abroad Opportunities
These are the study abroad opportunities available in the College of Education.
ED 409 | My Place in the World: Intersections of Self, Community, and Culture
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 information.
Download the information flyer.
Current offering: May 2018 | No longer accepting applications, course is full.
Next anticipated offering: May 2020
ED 307 | British Children's Literature
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.
Current offering: July 2018 | No longer accepting applications, course is full.
Next anticipated offering: Summer 2020
ED 412 | Reggio-inspired Teaching and Documentation of Learning
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.
Current offering: October 2018 | Accepting applications
Next anticipated offering: TBD
ED 403 Culturally Responsive Teaching
In this faculty-led short-term study abroad experience in Sweden, College of Education students will be enriched by a culture where gender equality is of the essence; where an indigenous people, the Sami, have the right to preserve their land and develop their culture, traditions, language and identity; where ambitious goals for environmental sustainability are central and helped to save its wilderness from exploitation; and where there’s a history that includes Vikings, war-hungry kings, and what seems to be for now… a lasting peace (https://sweden.se/).
This three-week course will provide students with an opportunity to explore the power of culturally relevant pedagogy through constructivist learning and teaching experiences in Swedish schools. Students will stay with Swedish families, engage in collaborative teaching opportunities alongside Swedish teachers, and explore the cultural riches of Sweden with Butler faculty including its historic capital of Stockholm and the Arctic Circle where the aurora borealis will be on full display (This 3-credit elective course will fulfill the COE cultural requirement).
The estimated cost is $2,500.
Please contact Dr. Susan Adamson at email@example.com with questions and for information about application.
Open to Seniors in the College of Education ONLY
Current offering: January 2019 (will require a 1-2 week delay in student teaching)
Next anticipated offering: January 2020
ED 403 | Educational Neuroscience in 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 Caribbean 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! This course takes place over spring break.
Contact: Dr. Lori Desautels
Current offering: March 2019 | Accepting applications
Next anticipated offering: TBD
ED 398 | Multilingual Learners and Their Cultural Contexts
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.
The estimated cost of the trip is $2,500-$2,900 (includes 3 hours of academic credit, accommodations, ground transportation, academic experiences/entrance fees, and most of your meals). Airfare is estimated at $750 and the Dominican visitor visa is $10. Open to all students! Email Dr. Kandel-Cisco (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
Current offering: May 2019 | Accepting applications
Next anticipated offering: May 2021
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 https://www.butler.edu/global-education for more information. Talk to your advisor and Dr. Kelli Esteves, Coordinator for Global Experiences for the College of Education, for more information.