CEHD provides a world of opportunities
The University of Delaware is a national leader in study abroad programs, consistently ranking among the top five public research-extensive institutions for student participation. Within the College of Education and Human Development, we encourage our students to take advantage of this life-changing experience.
Participants take classes, augmented by guest speakers and excursions. The coursework includes visits or service-learning placement at local primary schools, orphanages or hospitals and inspires students to develop an appreciation and even love for people from a radically different culture. This experience is so profound, many students participate in more than one program.
CEHD partners with the Institute for Global Studies (IGS), the home of UD study abroad. To learn more about UD’s 100+ programs, and for resources on financial aid, scholarships, pre-departure preparation and more, visit the IGS website.
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Full Semester Programs
Complete your student teaching in Grand Cayman, the largest of the three Cayman Islands and home to over 55,000 residents. Known for its natural beauty, picturesque beaches, coral reefs, underwater sea wall and shipwrecks, this island is a popular tourist destination and home to many banking, financial, and insurance institutions.
Student teaching takes place at the Cayman International School (CIS) in Grand Cayman. CIS is a high-quality educational institution that is proud of its international diversity and the level of excellence it has achieved. This program is a 12-week, full-day student teaching experience.
Read about how senior ETE and ECE majors Hannah and Rachel fulfilled their Student Teaching II placement in the Spring 2018.
HDFS has formed a partnership with several schools in Greece to foster a collaborative relationship between our programs in early childhood education. UD education students can spend a semester student teaching at the American Community Schools (ACS)– Athens.
The school serves a diverse student population of more than 56 nationalities, giving UD’s CEHD students the opportunity to gain a truly global perspective on education. Using an American curriculum with a Greek perspective, first graders spend time in the chemistry lab, fifth graders explore geometry through M.C. Escher paintings and ancient sites, and eighth graders volunteer at local refugee camps.
Read more about teaching abroad in Greece.
Winter Session 2022 Programs
In this 5-week, 3-credit program, students will complete their teaching internships in Viennese Elementary Schools. Students will be immersed in a different culture and become globally engaged by collaborating with an educator abroad, coteaching lessons based on local curriculum, and experiencing the local community
Classroom assignments may range from kindergarten through eighth grade, depending on availability and student interests. Students will participate in the teaching hours and responsibilities of the mentor classroom teacher.
In this 3-week, 6-credit program, students will engage in structured service-learning experiences as well as learning more about Barbados’ culture.
All students will register for HDFS 335 (Culture in Context) and will also choose from one of the following: HDFS 334 (Experiential Education) or HOSP 316 (Intercultural Management and Business Etiquette). In addition to courses, the program includes service-learning placements as well as excursions (meals included) that complement the program’s foci and enhance students’ appreciation for Bajan culture.
In this 5-week, 6-credit program, students will study in South Africa, a land of contrasts that provides the opportunity for students to become exposed to a culture that is not only rich in diversity but also continues to be a work-in-progress as it comes to grips with social issues such as HIV/AIDS, poverty, and education.
All students will take HDFS 335 (Culture in Context) which will consist of an overview of the History of South Africa, taught by a South African historian and professor, as well as a range of cultural excursions and guest speakers to provide students with greater insight into South Africa’s history and culture.
In this 12-week, 12-credit program, students will study classroom management for social and emotional learning (EDUC 390) in Seville, Spain, a beautiful city in the Andalusia region of Spain famous for intricate tile work, old world charm and flamenco dancing. Students will be surrounded by historical landmarks including Alcázar castle, the Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza and the Gothic Seville Cathedral.
Student teaching will take place at Sevilla International College San Francisco de Paula, a high-quality educational institution set apart by unique programs for social and emotional development, early exposure to multiple languages, and academic quality compared to global standards. Classroom placements may range from pre-kindergarten through second grade, and students will participate in the teaching hours and responsibilities of the primary classroom teacher.
In this 3-week, 3-credit program, students will engage with educational institutions, community services, government organizations, and advocacy groups to learn about the way people with disabilities live, learn, work, and play in Thailand.
All students will take a course (DIST 301) that considers disability from individual, family, and community perspectives with an emphasis on understanding issues of access and inclusion in everyday life. In addition to the academic field visits in Bangkok and Chon Buri, students will have the opportunity to appreciate Thai culture through excursions to the Grand Palace, temples, museums, and local markets.