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Education students will spend time student teaching in schools for six weeks while other students will spend three weeks at an internship site related to their study field. All students will participate weekly in after-school opportunities at the Dolman Children's Home. Additional experiences will include visits to the Ondao Mobile Primary School in Opuwo, Etosha National Park, Okapuka Game Park, Okahanja Outdoor Market and a tour of the city of Windhoek. Course assignments are intended to increase students' cultural sensitivities and promote cultural competence.
- To have an understanding of the historical, educational, cultural, and social issues within Namibia.
- To increase one's global literacy and ability to relate effectively across cultures.
- To be able to articulate a personal understanding of the educational system and its meaning in Namibia.
- To be able to identify cultural strengths in Namibia.
- To have applied theoretical knowledge in order to meet the practical demands of classroom teaching and to have started to learn about one's 'teaching voice.'
- To demonstrate one's ability to grow, learn and teach in a community with others.
- To develop an enhanced understanding of one's own culture as they encounter another.
- To learn about one-self as one encounters adults and children in Namibia
- To increase one's ability to incorporate multi-cultural instruction into one's own teaching.
EDUC 385/585 (4 credits). C (GUR/GenEd), departmental credit for the School of Instructional Development and Leadership.
$6,900. This includes airfare, lodging, program related ground transportation, and supplemental study abroad insurance. A price adjustment is made for non-education majors that only attend during J-Term. PLU reserves the right to add a surcharge in response to unanticipated price increase.
The estimated additional costs below are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses may vary according to student interests, individual needs, and spending habits:
- Passport (new) = $110 / Passport (renewal) = $135
- Visa fees (required for some non-US passport holders) = varies
- Pre-travel Evaluation at the PLU Health Center = $45 *All students are required to visit either the PLU Health Cener or a personal healthcare provider to achieve the proper medical clearance. Be aware that other medical providers may charge additional fees that may result in a higher cost than the PLU Health Center.
- Immunizations = $0 to several hundred dollars **Vaccination needs vary on destination and individual medical history and may be costly.
- Airline baggage fees = approximately $25 for each checked bag
- Books, supplies, course materials = varies
- Cost of meals not included in the program fee = varies
- cell phone and usage = varies
- Personal expenses = approximately $600. Check with your faculty leader for an accurate estimate for your destination.
April 13, 2013. A non-refundable deposit of $50.00 is required with the application. A $250 non-refundable program payment is due within 10 days of notification of acceptance to confirm participation in the course. Maximum 15 students.
Travel immunizations are recommended. See PLU Health Services website for recommendations and costs.