Teaching Dual Language Learners in Early Childhood Settings, Puerto Rico
June 23 - July 7, 2013
Puerto Rico - the Enchanted Island! Find out why and earn credits studying abroad during Summer 2013
with Towson University. This program will introduce students to the examination of early childhood
bilingualism. Students will explore strategies to support bilingual students in the
classroom and strategies to work in collaboration with families, communities, and other professionals. Participants will have the opportunity to observe students learning the English and Spanish languages firsthand. The program also features visits to some of the enchanted places in Puerto Rico such as Old San Juan, El
Yunque Rainforest and El Teatro Tapia.
Course: ECED 460: Dual Language Learners in Early Childhood Settings (3 credits). Graduate students will earn credit for ECED 670: Special Topics in Early Childhood Education (3 credits). TU students may receive Honors credit for their study abroad experience.
Cost: *$3,700 includes academic credit, housing,
health insurance, excursions, and welcome and farewell dinners. Additional costs include $150 study abroad fee, international airfare (approx. $450), all other meals, and personal expenses.
Note: International airfare is not included in the program cost. Students will be responsible for making their own travel arrangements to the program location to arrive by the designated date and time. The Study Abroad Office will identify an optional flight which participants may purchase independently if desired.
*The Towson University Study Abroad Office reserves the right to make any necessary changes including adjustments in cost in the event that unforeseen circumstances arise.
Eligibility: Students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5, a high school diploma or equivalent experience, and be at least 18 years old.
Application Process: Fill out the application and submit it to the TU Study Abroad Office. $250 deposit is required at time of application. Non-TU students must also submit a completed Non-Degree Enrollment Application. Non-TU graduate students must also submit an Application for Graduate School.