Challenging the myth!
Can education majors study abroad? Of course they can!! So why does the myth persist?
Education studies faculty encourage majors to study abroad. Last year, five education majors studied abroad in Bath, England, and Copenhagen, Denmark. Sophomore students are studying abroad right now.
Next fall, five junior education majors will be studying in Bath, Copenhagen, Italy, and Ghana.
Education studies majors study abroad the fall of their junior year or the spring of their sophomore year. Plan early during your first year. Come in to talk to Joanna Zangrado, acting department chair of the Education Studies Department, in PMH 219.
Additional details can also be found here.
Studying in Bath gave me the opportunity to learn about an education system that is different from our own. Through the Advanced Studies in England program, I was able to take two education courses and also student teach once a week in a British primary school. Through studying the British education system and working in a British school, I was able to gain another perspective with which to develop my own philosophies about teaching. It was fascinating to see the differences and similarities between American and British public education, and I felt so fortunate to be able to jumpstart my student teaching while living in another country. Once back at Skidmore, I felt as though this experience gave me the tools to think critically and engage more fully with my coursework, and eventually with my student teaching practicum. - Tessa 2012