Spring Break Study Abroad in Slovakia
03/10/23 to 03/19/23
Jennifer Richardson, email@example.com
January 11, 2023
This is a 10-day spring break study abroad program in Slovakia! The program includes side trips to
- Vienna, Austria (Schönbrunn Palace, St. Stephen’s Cathedral),
- Bratislava, Slovakia (Bratislava castle, markets),
- Budapest, Hungary (Hungarian Parliament, St. Stephen’s Basilica, Matthias Church, Danube River)…
And the HIGHLIGHT of the trip is 3-day teaching experience at the Lutheran Academy (LAMS), a K-12 school located in Martin, Slovakia
LAMS is a K-12+ school where classes are taught in both Slovakian and English. Undergraduate students currently taking EDCI 27000 (Introduction to Educational Technology) and graduate students within the College of Education will spend several days working with the faculty and students in LAMS. The primary goals of this study abroad are:
- To allow undergraduate students at Purdue interested in education the opportunity to work directly with teachers at LAMS and develop and implement relevant course-related materials within the classes being taught at LAMS.
- To allow graduate students in the opportunity to conduct professional development for the teachers at LAMS.
- To give students and faculty at LAMS the opportunity to talk, converse, and exchange with native English speakers.
During the first 8 weeks of the Spring 2022 semester, study abroad students will meet together and learn to solve unique real-world learning problems by creatively designing instructional interventions, and then using technology to develop, implement, and evaluate the impact of those interventions. Students then take their developed materials to Slovakia and present them to the LAMS classes. Thus Purdue students get the opportunity to develop and fully implement/teach what they have created and the LAMS students and faculty get to experience, review, and evaluate the impact of those learning experiences.
Estimated Program Costs
Students pursuing program participation accept financial responsibility. Purdue will take measures to mitigate financial risks, although will not be liable for loss.
Purdue students may apply for financial aid and also apply for a Purdue Moves Scholarship to help fund their study abroad experience.
Financial Aid & Scholarships
Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should
- direct financial aid inquiries to the Division of Financial Aid on the West Lafayette campus;
- consult website Study Abroad Financial Aid Process;
- complete and submit the FAFSA by the appropriate deadline.
NOTE: Recipients of certain tuition remission and scholarship programs should pay careful attention to the regulations for using those benefits for study abroad. Ask your financial aid advisor about any limitations.
Click here for a list of scholarships and grants available to assist with the costs of studying overseas.
Undergraduate students may earn 2-3 credits in
EDCI 27100 (1 credit)
EDCI 49000 (1 or 2 credits) (Individual Research and Teaching Experience). Students will have the opportunity to teach within the classrooms at LAMS. This 1-2 credit course will be available to those students who extensively prepare lessons, teach and work closely with the teachers at LAMS and/or prepare a research paper related to educational systems.
Graduate students may earn 2-3 credits
EDCI 59000 (2-3 credits) (Individual Research and Teaching Experience). Students will have the opportunity to teach within the classrooms at LAMS. This 1-2 credit course will be available to those students who extensively prepare lessons, provide professional development for the teachers at LAMS and/or prepare a research paper related to educational systems.