Global & Intercultural Opportunities

In the College of Education, we encourage students to take advantage of opportunities to study in places other than Butler’s campus, whether that means studying abroad or pursuing opportunities to travel elsewhere here in the US. We believe global and intercultural learning encourages students to better understand the global dimensions of their education discipline.

During the study abroad experience, students will learn about the history of the Dominican Republic and consider how that history has shaped public policies (especially those connected to education), laws, and personal biases related to race and privilege. Students will also be asked to complicate their notions of race by considering race as a fluid social construct and perceptions of race as influenced by place and time. Connected to this line of inquiry, students will consider how Western and U.S.  normalization of whiteness has influenced historical and contemporary perceptions of race in the Dominican Republic.

Learning Experiences:

  • Visits to P-12 public, private, and community schools
  • Conversations with Dominican experts on education and public policy
  • Interactions with Dominican college students studying education
  • 2 beach days
  • Museums
  • Homestays with Dominican families
  • Dominican cooking and dancing class
  • Excursion to transnational market
  • Overnight excursion to Dajabon

Find more information on this study abroad opportunity at the Center for Global Education.

Open to all Butler students!

Cost: The estimated cost is $2,280 + Flight + $295 Study Abroad Fee

Next anticipated offering: TBD

Travel to Reggio Emilia, Italy with Professor Cathy Hartman 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 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. The trip is open to all Butler students, alumni, and educators interested in Early Childhood Education. 

Email: Cathy Hartman

Next anticipated offering: TBD

ED 403 Workshop in Education

Experience a Multicultural Field Experience in Swedish Schools with Dr. Susan Adamson in Vallentuna, Sweden. This experience will provide an opportunity for students to explore personal beliefs and assumptions about multicultural teaching and learning through classroom experiences in Vallentuna, Sweden. A dog sledding excursion in the arctic circle is included.

The estimated cost is $2,995 + flight + $250 study abroad fee.

Please contact Dr. Susan Adamson at with questions.

Open to Seniors (and Juniors with approval) in the College of Education ONLY 

Next anticipated offering: TBD

A World in Us – Sweden 2019 video

Butler COE students have opportunities to study abroad all over the world! Options include Uppsala University (Sweden), the Education University of Hong Kong, the 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 Study Abroad website for more information. Talk to your advisor and to Dr. Kelli Esteves, Coordinator for Global Experiences for the College of Education, for more information.