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Education Majors: International Exchange Programs
Eastern University has two exciting exchange programs for Education majors. What this means is that Education majors are now guaranteed the ability to study abroad and be able to take courses which will transfer and count toward their major. Because of the agreements with our partner schools, the only additional costs to students are their airline tickets and money for sightseeing while abroad. Students pay their tuition to Eastern, and their room and board costs are paid to the school where they do their study.
The Christian colleges we have partnered with are Laidlaw College in Auckland, New Zealand, which is a fall exchange program, and Trinity Western University in Vancouver, Canada, which is a spring exchange.
Laidlaw College: Auckland, New Zealand
Fall Exchange Program
Approximate dates of Exchange Program: Begin 9/23-9/28, then a two week break, then resume 10/10-11/22.
Criteria: 3.0 GPA minimum* and clearance from Dean’s Office and Student Accounts and completion of an application from the Loeb School of Education. Clearance materials must be returned to Lori Bristol by March 15th.
Must be a Sophomore or Junior in Middle Level or Early Childhood. Interested students should make an appointment for an interview with Rena Counsellor, Program Coordinator.
Students must have a valid Passport (no Visa needed) and all clearances (child abuse, criminal check and fingerprints).
Courses: The following courses will be taken at Laidlaw and are approved to transfer back to Eastern. Each is four credits. Courses may change yearly.
*833.715 Teaching Social Sciences
EDU 308 Teaching Social Studies
*860.615 Cultures in Education
EDU 417 Multicultural Education
*863.515 The Arts
FA 300 Arts integration into the Classroom
*866.615 Professional Placement
EDU250 Field Experience
Trinity Western University: Vancouver, Canada
Spring Exchange Program
3.0 GPA minimum* and clearance from Dean’s Office and Student Accounts and completion of an application from the Loeb School of Education. Clearance materials (adviser’s recommendation and statement of purpose, etc. must be returned to Lori Bristol by October 15th. The student must be a Sophomore, Junior, or Senior and enrolled in Middle Level, Early Childhood, or Secondary Education. Interested students should make an appointment for an interview with Rena Counsellor, Program Coordinator.
TWU also requires purchase of Canadian Health Insurance for approximately $250.00 for the semester. This is paid upon arrival.
Must have a valid Passport (no Visa needed) and all clearances (child abuse, criminal check and fingerprints).
Courses: The following courses are approved for exchange:
The first semester exchange between Eastern University and Trinity Western University ended this past May and was an overwhelming success. Alyssa Donaldson and Melissa Millman were the first TWU Education majors to spend their spring semester at Eastern, a Christian University in the suburbs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Both were impressed by the caring professors and students, the warm, sunny weather, the trips they were able to take to New York City and Washington, DC and the low cost of living. Hear their thoughts about their experience in the video they made before leaving, and check out a presentation about the Trinity Western University experience: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=waXxMSBI_O4&feature=player_embedded
Simultaneously, Alex Wagner and Bryant Christie were the first Eastern Education majors to spend their spring semester at Trinity Western. Both loved their experience in Vancouver. They found the classes exciting and challenging and made strong friendships with TWU students. The highlight for all four students was the opportunity to do field experience in school classrooms in another country.
Eastern looks forward to welcoming additional Trinity Western University Education majors this January. The spring semester begins January 14 and ends May 7, 2013. TWU students pay their tuition to Trinity and their room and board (which is comparable) to Eastern. The deadline for application is October 15, 2012. Anyone interested should contact Kimberly Franklin in the TWU Education Department. They can also view the directions to apply here.