Dr. Amy Ardell and Dr. Meghan Cosier led a travel course to Greece in Summer 2022 for Chapman Teacher Education students and provided this description and photos.

During their June 2022 summer travel course, Attallah College teacher education graduate program candidates traveled to Greece. While there, they met with teachers, administrators, and leadership at the American Community Schools (ACS) Athens learning about international curriculum, teacher-led action research, and the innovative ACS Athens Youth-to-Youth program supporting undocumented minor refugees. Chapman teacher candidates also presented their Capstone or Learning Differences projects to panels of ACS Athens teachers and leaders. Students also visited cultural sites such as the Acropolis, Delphi, and Delos as well as the island of Mykonos.

We are proud to offer experiences for teacher education candidates to more deeply understand their responsibility to prepare PK-12 students to be global citizens and are grateful for the collaboration with ACS Athens. We want to thank ACS Athens President Dr. Peggy Pelonis and Dean of the ACS Athens Institute, Carla Tanas, for welcoming us. We look forward to continued collaboration with ACS Athens in the future.

Learning at American Community Schools Athens

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Guided Tour of the Island of Delos

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Learn More About Travel Course Opportunities at Chapman University

Attallah College of Educational Studies is thrilled to offer Study Abroad opportunities to its graduate and Ph.D. students. Through our travel course programs, students have the opportunity to visit another part of the country or world to learn more about education and how to make a substantive positive impact.

Highlights of Study Abroad Courses include:

  • Travel courses are offered over summer or Interterm (winter break).
  • At least one travel course is usually offered every year (travel restrictions permitting).
  • Past courses have included visits to Vietnam, Cuba, Spain, Greece, Peru, Cambodia, Italy, and South Africa.
  • Students are eligible for travel courses after completing 15 units of study.

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