Baylor School of Education offers study-abroad programs on three different continents.
Global experiences are education specific with work in host-country schools, are directed by School of Education faculty, and include time for site seeing and extra travel.
Baylor Interns in Australia
As part of their senior intern experience at Baylor, students spend three weeks teaching in the Camp Hill area of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Interns assist with classroom instruction, present lessons on American culture and conduct research. The Thanksgiving feast is always a favorite for the Baylor students and Aussies alike. After their teaching experience, the students spend the fourth week traveling. The Great Barrier Reef and Sidney are popular destinations.
Faculty Director: Dr. Suzanne Nesmith
Term: Fall semester (four weeks in November)
Interns in England
Baylor senior teaching interns spend three weeks teaching in the London suburbs of Kingston-Upon-Thames and Surbiton. They immerse themselves in the English schools and communities, teaching alongside British mentor teachers and participating in comparative international education seminars and professional development. Weekends and a fourth week are available for travel.
All levels of Baylor students are welcome for this non-credit service trip to Santa Elena School in San Jose, Costa Rica. The discipline-specific trip focuses on work with the school, but students also enjoy cultural site seeing to national treasures such as volcanoes and waterfalls. Over the years, Baylor students have also helped raise money for books and other equipment for the school, which serves Nicaraguan refugees.
Faculty Director: Dr. LeeAnne Brannon
Term: Spring Break
Liverpool, England, Full Semester Study Abroad
School of Education students can study abroad for the entire semester at Liverpool Hope University. This tuition-exchange program is ideal for the fall semester of the sophomore year. Sign up to get more information at this link: Liverpool Hope Study Abroad
Faculty Director: Dr. Terrill Saxon
This winter mini-mester term program offers a course credit in the School of Education's Leadership Minor. The course explores critical aspects of leading change for a more just society: (1) the role of courageous individuals who are fraternity leaders and (2) the role of individuals working in a small group setting with international students. The program's courses meet general education requirements for many students. For example, within the School of Business, this course fulfills the speech requirement.
Students travel to Heredia, Costa Rica, an elegant and charming city founded in 1705 that has a relaxed atmosphere away from all the humdrum and traffic of the capital San José. The National University in Heredia attracts a young population, and visitors of all ages can appreciate the beautiful scenery at the top of Monte de la Cruz.
Faculty Director: Dr. Randy Wood
Term: Winter Mini-mester