This overseas experience will broaden the students' vision about global education matters and develop their international and cultural awareness. It will afford opportunities for students to compare and contrast the education systems of Ecuador and the United States; learn about the people, the culture, and the environment in Ecuador; identify and reflect on aspects of the Hispanic culture that need to be considered when educating children from this background in the United States; and inspire creative ways to integrate multiple cultures in their teaching.
This is a 3-week summer program open mainly to graduate and under-graduate education majors (7 sessions of pre-departure seminar and 17 days in Ecuador). The academic activities will take place in Quito schools and in other education settings.
Visits to cultural and historical sites and short weekend traveling are included.