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In the age of globalization, an intimate understanding of a foreign culture is both a valuable academic asset and an enriching personal experience. As a leader in education, the Watson College of Education is dedicated to providing education students with the opportunity to work and study in schools throughout the world. See each program page to determine if you qualify to participate in the trip. International study opportunities in the WCE include:

Trips Offered:

  • Belize - May 5-June 2, 2018* Note: This is a modified trip from years’ past.
    Due to North Carolina Teaching License requirements, all initial licensure students must complete 16 weeks of internship in North Carolina. This trip leaves the day after spring graduation and will not interfere with any required internship or other course requirements for initial licensure. Students enroll in coursework in Spring semester and travel in Summer Session I, following graduation. Look for interest meetings for more information. Application deadline is November 15, 2017.

    July 28-August 11, 2018
    The application deadline is Wednesday, January 31, 2018. Any applications received after the deadline will only be considered if program availability exists.

  • Ethiopia - Fall 2017 - December 9-21, 2017
    Join students and faculty for the trip to Ethiopia this fall! It will be an awesome experience filled with learning, teaching, and adventure.

  • Ireland - Fall 2017 - October 12-28, 2017
    Go to Ireland and gain exposure to the philosophy and practice of higher education in an international setting. Ride through Belfast on a bike tour of the city and see the amazing scenery of Dublin. This trip is for higher ed/grad students.

  • London - Tentative Program Dates: June 20th – 29th, 2018
    Take a walk-through our history as you explore the streets of London while you engage with school leaders and in university settings with your British colleagues. You will shadow London’s best school administrators and executive level leaders daily and learn about the British educational system from those in charge. Discuss political movements and current leadership trends.

    London Information Sessions:
    November 15th 4:00-5:00pm in EB Room 214 & WebEx

  • Netherlands - Summer 2018 - June 14 - 24, 2018
    Learn about refugee and immigrant education from students, teachers, leaders, and higher education faculty while staying in central Amsterdam. View our video!

International Concentration for Elementary Education Majors

For more information, please contact:
WCE International Program Coordinator
Dr. Susan Catapano
Education Building 377
910-962-2290 Phone