Time abroad is more than just travel. Experiencing a new culture first-hand will expand and deepen how you think about the world, and yourself.
In addition to fostering in-demand "soft skills" like empathy and cross-cultural communication, study abroad has been shown to contribute to better grades and on-time graduation.
CEHD has study abroad scholarships for undergraduate students who are currently enrolled in a CEHD degree-seeking program and participating in an approved University of Minnesota study-abroad program. Students may also receive scholarships from the University Learning Abroad Center and are encouraged to apply for both.
Instructor: Cathy Solheim
The two components of this course are a Spring B-term class on campus and May term spent in Thailand.
This interdisciplinary course uses a human ecological lens and a sustainability studies framework to examine global change that is occurring at the intersection of the natural environment in Thailand; particularly rivers and water, community, families, and culture. Students will contribute through service learning to the social change work that is being enacted through key non-governmental organizations in Thailand.
Instructor: Marina Aleixo, program director, International Initiatives, CEHD
The two components of this course are a Spring B-term class on campus and summer session spent in Korea.
This course takes a systematic look at different aspects of the Korean culture, language, and educational system. The course will examine the historical background of Korea, its international status, and current social, political and educational policies.
Instructor: Associate Professor Laura Coffin Koch
The two components of this course are a Spring B-term class on campus and May term spent in Italy.
The Great Minds of the Renaissance course focuses on the development of scientific thought and the great minds behind those ideas; it delves into the intersection of scientific ideas with art, culture, religion, politics, etc. In doing so, it also covers a wide range of general or liberal education objectives.
Our departments maintain partnerships with organizations and institutions abroad, and many of our faculty are active in international research.
Before leaving for Puerto Rico, our instructor encouraged building community among each other in the group and I am glad we did because that is the way of the island. Despite the socioeconomic reality for many of the communities we visited, there were always people outside, sharing a meal, enjoying the beach, and just having a strong gratitude for living life surrounded by loved ones.
- Chloe Villegas, study abroad student