Course: EDU236UZ, 3 credits
The course is designed for students to immerse themselves in British culture and to explore the educational system, with an emphasis on the diverse populations of Pakistani and Indian students and schools. The course provides students with three learning experiences: 1) observation and participation in British elementary and secondary schools; 2) home-stay with British family; and 3) cultural exploration in London and surrounding areas.
• Education Majors
• EDU200 Intro to Education
• EDU201 Intro to Education Field Experience
• GES130 or GES244
• Permission from Course Instructors
Gen. ed: "U"
Gen. ed: “Z” Cross-cultural experience
Jill Martin, firstname.lastname@example.org
Linda Probert, email@example.com
Enrollment 20 students (applicant selection will be done by the professors)
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Tentative Dates and Itinerary:
Approx. Dates: January 5-24, 2023
Estimated program fee: $3,414 (excluding tuition*) includes: round-trip airfare from MSP, inter-country and intra-country transportation (Eurail pass), some course-related excursions, room and meals, and CISI travel insurance. Students are responsible for three nights lodging and meals during small group travel, optional entertainment/transportation expenses (including sightseeing, skiing), passport, telephone, and other personal expenses.
Students pay in three separate payments for their interim course starting in the fall semester. Students can also use loans by checking with the financial aid office.
*See policies for more information
PRIORITY DEADLINE – APRIL 25th
• After this date, you will receive notice of your application status (tentative approval, wait list, conditional, etc).
• Non-Bethel students will be considered for course participation after the May 3rd priority deadline.
PLEASE NOTE: Final acceptance is contingent upon approval from Bethel’s Business Office in the fall. Students with account balances over $2000 in early September will not receive final approval or be allowed to participate in the program.
• Once a course reaches its maximum enrollment students may be placed on a wait list. Students must submit all application materials to be on the course wait list.
• A non-refundable confirmation deposit will not be required until a cancellation occurs and wait list student moves to accepted status.
• The cost of interim tuition is covered for students who are full-time both fall and spring semesters. Students who are not full-time both semesters will need to pay the appropriate interim tuition costs in addition to the stated program fee.
• Students should review individual course descriptions and consult faculty to know exactly what is and what is not included in the program fee.
• Costs listed in spring promotional material are approximate and are based on a minimum of 15 students per course. Every effort is made to operate the program at the stated price. However, the OIS reserves the right to adjust fees due to dollar devaluation, fuel surcharges and general inflation. Final course costs will be set in September.
• Students will receive a payment schedule for their course in the fall. The program fee will be divided into three payments due September 1, October 1, and November 1.
CANCELLATION DEADLINE & REFUND POLICY
• An accepted student must submit an Intent to Withdraw cancellation form to the study abroad office to avoid further penalty beyond the loss of their $38 application processing charge. Withdrawal forms are available in the Study Abroad Office (CC320A).
• Decisions as to whether courses with low enrollment will be offered will be made on or before September 17th. If a course is not offered due to low enrollment students may transfer to another open course or receive a full refund (excluding unrecoverable expenses, if any).
• If an accepted student withdraws after considerable payments have been made, they will not only forfeit their $38 application processing charge, but also all unrecoverable costs the University paid on their behalf. After the Priority Deadline, course instructors and/or the study abroad office begin making payments to reserve airfare, room, board, etc. Even if the student has not made additional payments, money may have been spent to hold their position and there may be unrecoverable costs. Depending on the date of cancellation, the entire course fee may be forfeited.
STATEMENTS OF PARTICIPATION
All travelers must be able to move independently for up to 5 miles per day and navigate through narrow entryways.
All travelers must be able to act independently and responsibly with limited supervision.
All travelers must be available for class activities on any day of the week, including evening and weekend activities.
All travelers must have a passport that is valid for at least 6 months following dates of travel, have at least three blank pages (not the "endorsement" pages) to obtain visas (if applicable), and be willing to have the passport sent for visa processing in early [enter month].
All travelers must obtain the recommended vaccinations/medications according to the Centers for Disease Control website as required by Bethel.
All travelers must be good travel citizens and ambassadors by being respectful, kind, and professional in interactions with various community members, school members, and homestay families.
All travelers must be able to fly and travel via trains, metros, and buses.
All travelers must understand that we will make a reasonable attempt to accommodate vegan, vegetarian and other special dietary needs for school meals and at homestays, but such accommodations may not always be possible.