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*J-Term Namibia | Comparative Education (EDUC 385) C
Etosha National Park, Namibia; Khorixas, Namibia; Opuwo, Namibia; Otjiwarango, Namibia; Sossusvlei, Namib Desert, Namibia; Windhoek, Namibia; (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: J-Term
This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Restrictions: PLU applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Housing Option: Guest House Minimum GPA: 2.5
Program Type: Faculty-Led Language of Instruction: English
Language Prerequisite:
None Class Eligibility: 2.Sophomore, 3.Junior, 4.Senior
Academic Area: Education Language Courses Offered: No
Credit Type:
Department Credit, Elective, General Education (C) Program Advisor: Megan Grover
Eligible to Non-PLU Students: No Faculty Leader(s): Dr. Jan Weiss
PLU Global Scholar Award eligible?:
Yes Program may include: Service Learning/Volunteer, Student Teaching
Program Description:
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Program Overview:
In this two month course, students will student teach for approximately six weeks in primary schools located in Windhoek, and volunteer in an after school program in Katutura, Windhoek's township. All students will learn about the historical aspects of education in Namibia and compare and contrast educational practices in Namibia and the United States. This experience will be augmented by study tours to historically significant sites such as the Ondao Mobile Primary School, and by the interactions and discussions with native Namibians. 

NOTE: This program is open to non-Education majors and will include an individually designed volunteer opportunity that could include time in a health related non-profit, a community outreach program or an orphanage.
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Tentative Program Dates:
Depart SeaTac Airport January 2 / Arrive Windhoek, Namibia January 4, 2018
Depart Windhoek, Namibia February 3, 2018 (J-Term participants & faculty leader only)
Depart Windhoek, Namibia February 24, 2018 (Student teachers)

Final Program Fees:
J-Term only: $6,600 (Jan. 2 - Feb. 3, 2018)
Student teachers: $7,200 (Jan. 2 - Feb. 24, 2018)  

Cost Includes:
  • Round-trip airfare
  • Lodging
  • Program-related ground transportation
  • Some meals
  • All entry fees to sites required for class and group excursions
  • International emergency medical insurance
Not included in the Itinerary:
  • Trip cancellation insurance
  • Meals not included in the itinerary
  • Cost of individual recreation
  • Laundry and personal expenses
  • Telephone/Internet charges

Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
This program is currently not accepting applications.