Faculty-Led Study Abroad Programs


Spain (Winter 2018)

Open to All BU students. No knowledge of Spanish is necessary.

Dec. 27, 2018 – Jan. 17, 2019

Study Abroad in Spain this Winter Term for three intensive weeks! Visit Madrid and study Spanish in Salamanca. Students will participate in Spanish activities, such as tapas, city walks, and visits to parks and monuments in Madrid, Salamanca, and other Castile and Leon cities. Students will also have a taste of the Castile and Leon cuisine.

Students will earn three BU credits through SPA 211 Spanish Culture and Civilization course taught by Bloomsburg University professor, Dr. Hidalgo de Jesús. Coursework will begin before traveling to Spain. Assignments completed upon return.

(Course taught in English. Course satisfies 2 GEPs for Goal 4: Culture and Diversity and 1 GEP for Goal 7 Arts and Humanities; Spanish minor class; Spanish major classes (some restrictions apply). Fulfills the LC Immersion Experience in Languages and Cultures—Spanish Track and Language Requirement GEPS.)

Students will also be enrolled in an intensive language program in Salamanca, Spain taught by Colegio de España faculty. Students will receive 3 transfer credits from Colegio de España. Must receive 'C' or better to transfer credits.

Program fee: TBD. Includes: cultural activities, Colegio de España tuition and fees, airline ticket, public ground transportation in Spain, room and board in Salamanca, hotel in Madrid (3 nights, breakfast), e-text manual and didactical material (books) in Spain.

Additional Costs: BU Tuition and fees for 3 credits, passport, lunch and dinners in Madrid, international health insurance, travel insurance, study abroad application fee, spending money.

Due mid-October 2018 is a non-refundable $500 deposit as well as the first installment payment billed to your MyHusky account.

For more information, contact Dr. Amarilis Hidalgo de Jesús, ahidalgo@bloomu.edu.

Ireland (Summer 2019)

Open to graduate students.

The Educational Leadership – College Student Affairs program at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania faculty-led program in Ireland.

During the study abroad experience in Ireland, participants will develop an understanding of the structure and practice of college student affairs in this part of the world. They will also gain insight into many international issues. Participants will gain an understanding of the educational and cultural systems in Ireland through interactions with University administrators and current students.

Participants will be exposed to different cultures. They will examine the effects of beliefs on a country’s system of higher education and student affairs. They’ll have to compare and contrast the issues facing higher education in Europe and the United States, explore the actual and potential effects of international exchanges of students, faculty, and administrators on higher education, and develop a network of professional colleagues outside of the United States.

Students will accomplish this by visiting over 8 different higher education institutions in Cork, Limerick, Dublin, Coleraine and Belfast. They will meet with administrators, gaining historical knowledge and touring museums and historical sites throughout the region.

This course includes: Pre-Departure Meetings, accessible in person or virtually via Zoom and the Academic Study Tour/Class mid-May to late May 2019 in Ireland. 3 credit Graduate Elective Course: PROFSTUD 588 International Perspectives on Student Affairs – Ireland.

Program fee: $2,400. Includes: airfare, lodging, grand transportation in Ireland, breakfasts, and cultural excursions/museum entrance fees.

Additional Costs: BU tuition and fees for 3 BU credits, international health insurance, passport, personal expenses, meals, study abroad application fee.

Due October 2018 is a non-refundable deposit of $500 and the first payment installment billed to your MyHusky account.

For more information, contact Dr. Mindy Andino, Assistant Professor, mandino@bloomu.edu.

London (Summer 2019)

Open to all BU students

Mid-May 2019 – Mid-June 2019

London’s calling! Travel across the pond with a group of Bloomsburg students and faculty to London, England to explore a new country and broaden your educational experience by studying in-depth courses. The program runs from mid-May – mid-June 2019 (may change due to flight availability). During that time, students will tour the city of London and go to museums and plays. The flats are in the West End, very much urban living, and close to everything for students to explore the city. Students will earn 6 credits taught by BU faculty while abroad. English 247 British Literature 2 (covers 3 GEPS: 1 Comm., 2 Arts & Humanities) and 3 BU credits to be determined. Open to all BU students. Program fee: To be determined. Includes: airfare, travel to and from airport in London, tickets to plays, museum and city tours and accommodation in London’s West End.

Additional Costs: Not included in the price: tuition for 6 credits and international, application fee, student international health insurance, international travel insurance.

Due December 2018 is a non-refundable deposit of $500 and the first payment installment billed to your MyHusky account.

For more information, contact Dr. Vandivere at jvandive@bloomu.edu.

Morocco (Summer 2019)

Open to all BU students

Late-May 2019 – Late-June 2019

Study abroad in Fez, the cultural capital of Morocco, for an intensive and fast-paced 4-week program to learn Arabic and travel around the country. Students can earn 6 academic credits to complete either language requirements or use it toward an Arabic major/minor. These courses are available for all levels from beginner to advanced. Students stay with host families and explore the modern and medieval architecture of Fez. On the weekends, we visit the imperial city of Meknes and Volubilis, an ancient Roman city; we ride camels for an overnight trip to the desert, and finally we spend a weekend at the beach (trips are subject to change based on holidays observed while in Morocco).

Program Fee: To be determined. Includes: airfare ticket, transportation to and from airport in Morocco, course tuition, homestay and meals, and two incredible weekend trips.

Additional Costs: International health insurance, international travel insurance, passport, meals, study abroad application fee, personal expenses, costs for additional excursions.

Due December 2018 is a non-refundable deposit of $500 and the first payment installment billed to your MyHusky account.

If you would like more information, contact Dr. Yahya Laayouni at ylaayoun@bloomu.edu.

European Practicum (Summer 2019)

Open to education majors

A summer study abroad practicum experience in Europe during summer 2019. The practicum will take place both in the United Kingdom and Italy and introduce you to world-renowned pedagogical approaches to education (forest schools, Montessori, Reggio Emilia, & Waldorf/Steiner).

Forest schools provide students with an outdoor education where children visit forests/woodlands to learn personal, social, and technical skills. In this approach, the woods serve a means to build independence and self-esteem.

The Montessori philosophy views the child as naturally motivated to generate knowledge and as capable of initiating learning. It values the human spirit and the development of the whole child.

The Reggio Emilia approach uses an emergent curriculum that infuses the fine arts, play, and inquiry, along with teacher observation and documentation of students’ work.

Waldorf/Steiner schools emphasize the role of imagination in learning and integrate the intellectual, practical, and artistic development of students.

This practicum provides opportunities to engage in professional development workshops led by master teachers from the Loris Malaguzzi International Center in Reggio Emilia and faculty members from Leeds Becket University and Sheffield University in the United Kingdom. You will observe teachers and students across the four educational contexts mentioned above while being immersed in English and Italian courses. The experience includes guided historic and cultural excursions to the cities of Yorkshire, London, Paris, Reggio Emilia, and Rome. The dates for this year’s two-week practicum experience are May 17-June 3, 2019.

We can accommodate 25 BU students for the European Summer Practicum.

If you are interested, but unable to attend or if you have quested regarding the meeting, please contact Dr. Michael Patte, mpatte@bloomu.edu or Dr. Caryn Terwilliger, cterwill@bloomu.edu.

Program Fee: $3,500. Includes: airfare, lodging, grand transportation in Italy/England, museum entrance fees.

Norway (Summer 2019)

Open to all BU students

May 31 - June 14, 2019

Spend 3 weeks of your summer exploring Norway’s physical and cultural landscapes and earn 3 credits in the process! The Department of Environmental, Geographical and Geological Sciences is organizing an opportunity to study abroad in Norway in June 2019. Experience the beautiful geology, Norway’s fjords, artifacts from the Viking world like a 1000-year old ship and investigate Norway’s stimulating history.

Program Fee: $2,805 includes: airfare, lodging, ground transportation in Norway, museum entrance fees.

First installment due November 27, 2018 (includes $500 non-refundable deposit)

Additional Costs: BU tuition and fees for 3 BU credits, international health insurance, international travel insurance, passport, meals, study abroad application fee, personal expenses.

If you would like more information, contact Dr. Ben Franek at bfranek@bloomu.edu or Dr. Laura Mock at lmock@bloomu.edu.