Explore classrooms around the world! Elizabethtown College strongly encourages its students to study abroad. As an education major, there are many benefits to experiencing life in another culture including those directly to your area of study—such as a Spanish Education majors studying in South America or a future history teacher spending a semester in Greece.
There are several ways to explore the bigger world at Elizabethtown College:
Short-Term Trips with an Education Faculty Member
Faculty members from the education department, as well as other disciplines, often arrange short-term cultural or educational excursions. Some of these experiences also are tied into a specific course.
Semester Study Abroad
The Office of International Programs at E-town offers a variety of study abroad programs.
Traveling to a new country is not limited to studying. The Center for Community and Civic Engagement posts opportunities for service-trips, which are available to all students on campus.
Integral to our programs is the department's signature attribute of social justice, exhibited through a curricular focus upon advocacy for equity, civic engagement, global citizenship, and international/comparative perspectives. Education faculty are experts in these fields, conducting, presenting, and publishing their own research, and facilitating opportunities for undergraduate scholarship.
One particular experience we provide to our students as a method of experiencing and understanding social justice, is our poverty simulation. Please click here to read more about it.