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.

Learn more about our Summer 2021 Study Abroad Opportunities.

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: January 2022

A World in Us – Sweden 2019 video

Study abroad program for EPPSP students only. Information coming soon!

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: Fall 2021

Travel to the Dominican Republic with Dr. Brooke Kandel-Cisco while earning credit for ED 398 (Multilingual Learners and Their Cultural Contexts).  The 12-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 semester, participate in the two-week study abroad during the month of May, and complete assignments after returning to the U.S.  Learn about the history of the Dominican Republic and consider how it has shaped educational policies, instructional
practices, and personal biases related to race and privilege. Visits to schools and homestays with Dominican families will allow students to develop and complicate
understandings of race, privilege, and equity in education.

Open to all Butler students!

Cost: The estimated cost is $2,935 + Flight + $250 Study Abroad Fee

Next anticipated offering: May 2023

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.