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Azores: Comparative Education and Social Services

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Course Location:
Program Dates:
Summer 2018
Travel Dates: 6/4/2018 - 6/14/2018
EDSP 295 3 Credits
Shana Haines and Jessica Strolin-Goltzman Contact for more information.
The estimated program fee is $1,598, 5 meals*, airfare, books, and tuition are additional. For information on the 30% discount on tuition this Summer, please visit Student Financial Services. Students are responsible for obtaining the appropriate vaccinations, including any associated costs. At the time you are admitted, you will be required to submit a $500 non-refundable deposit. *Meals: Students will be responsible for 5 dinners (estimated cost $100) to allow flexibility in food choice and a wider cultural experience.
The course is primarily for advanced undergraduates but graduate and sophomores can enroll with permission of instructor/s. Please contact the instructors for further consideration.

This course offers students theazores7 opportunity to explore education and social service systems outside of the US, in the Azores, Portuguese islands in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. With a specific focus on family, school, and community partnerships, we will visit various schools and social service agencies and explore Portugal’s progressive public health approach to addiction. During our time in Portugal, we will discuss similarities and differences in professional education and social service practice, participate in cultural events, and experience the natural charm of ocean side volcanoes and hot springs.

Through cultural immersion, lectures, small group discussions, agency visits, excursions, and informal interaction, students and instructors from different countries will learn about the issues and challenges faced by education and social services organizations and explore the effects of cultural context on system development.