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Cross-Cultural Education Opportunities

The School of Education provides cross cultural education opportunities as part of their mission " give God-honoring leadership in the home, church, community and world."

children in Haiti playing


The School of Education offers students the opportunity to travel to Haiti for one week to learn how education is different outside the U.S. This will equip you to teach in diverse communities.

The next potential trip would be May 2020. Each student has the chance to explore what education is like in Haiti, to write a lesson that he or she can implement in a Haitian school (with the help of a translator), and to experience the beauty of the Caribbean. Students will leave with an even bigger 'pasyon pou edikasyon' – passion for education.

Students register for a one-credit preparatory course, and are given one-credit for the study abroad experience. These two credits have been approved to meet the requirements for the Core Curriculum category of Engaging Communities and Cultures.

Photos from the previous trip to Haiti.

Civil Rights Pilgrimage

Northwestern faculty and students are plan to take a cultural journey to key Civil Rights sites. They will be walking in the footsteps of history makers, visiting churches, museums, a plantation, and memorials.

Check with Dr. Ginn about potential dates.

Optional 2 credits can be earned on the trip - EDU Topics Course (counts in Engaging Communities and Culture category).

Stops on the trip include:

  • Atlanta, Georgia
  • Birmingham, Alabama
  • Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Memphis, Tennessee
  • Montgomery, Alabama
  • New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Selma, Alabama
  • Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Reflections from education majors made the pilgrimage:
The trip immersed me in our country's history, gave me a vast amount of knowledge, and opened my eyes to see how prevalent racial issues are today. - Caitlyn Wilbur
It is important for the School of Education to prepare its students to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse population of students. The experiences on our trip transformed our perspectives. - Ron Ginn

Caityln Wilbur shared her 2018 trip experience in an article written for the student newspaper.

Photos from the 2018 Civil Rights Pilgrimage Spring Break Trip.

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