Faculty-led Study Abroad Development grants

Impact 2030 funding provided for the development of six new short-term, faculty-led study abroad programs. The grants support faculty and instructor travel to program sites, as well as summer salary for time spent on course development. These, along with current faculty-led programs, make up a portfolio of eight short-term programs available to School of Education students and the UW–Madison community in the coming years. The faculty and collaborators who have received funding started on the course development in summer 2021, will conduct site visits in summer 2022, and intend to launch in summer 2023.

Li Ching, Co-director for Global Engagement.
Li-Ching Ho

“These novel, faculty-led study abroad programs across the arts, health, and education will offer many unique opportunities for undergraduate students, who will take School of Education courses in their field of study and experience different styles of teaching and global perspectives,” says Li-Ching Ho, faculty director of the Global Engagement Office and an associate professor with the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. “Students will also build lasting friendships and networks with individuals from around the world, and develop key academic and professional competencies and capabilities.”

The programs available are:

Curriculum Development and Galapagueño Diversity

Location: Ecuador

Faculty lead: Mariana Pacheco, associate professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction

Sociocultural Foundations of Learning: Uganda

Location: Uganda

Faculty lead: Margaret Hawkins, professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction

Dancing Histories in Greece: Balancing the Past, Present and Future

Location: Greece

Faculty lead: Natalie Zervou, assistant professor, Dance Department

Group Development and Behavior Management in Costa Rica

Location: Costa Rica 

Faculty lead: Luis Columna, associate professor, Department of Kinesiology

Psychological Factors Across the Physical Activity Continuum: Sedentary to Elite Athletes

Location: Portugal

Faculty lead: Dane Cook, professor, Department of Kinesiology

Experiencing British Theatre

Location: United Kingdom

Faculty lead: Colleen Conroy, assistant professor, Department of Theatre and Drama

UW Exploring Cuba Through Art*

Location: Havana, Cuba

Faculty lead: Faisal Abdu’Allah, professor, Art Department

UW Conflict, Human Rights, and Education in Colombia*

Location: Bogotá, Colombia

Faculty leads: Diana Rodríguez-Gómez, assistant professor, and Lesley Bartlett, professor, Department of Educational Policy Studies

* current program

Faculty-led Study Abroad map locations

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