Ohio Dominican University offers multiple study abroad opportunities each year. Students have recently traveled to Egypt, Costa Rica, Ireland, Spain and Portugal.
In 2010 and 2011, Dr. Michele Regalla took both Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and undergraduate education students to Atenas, Costa Rica for two weeks. Students had the opportunity to teach in a K-12 immersion school and were paired with Costa Rican teachers to assist them with instruction in English. Students also took Spanish classes daily and were placed with Spanish-speaking host families. By studying the language and living with host families, students were able to learn more about the Costa Rican culture as well as to experience the challenges English language learners faced in the United States.
In 2011 Dr. Matt Conley and Sister JoAnn Hohenbrink, O.P., Ph.D., took undergraduate teacher candidates to Ireland to foster openness to other cultures, ideas, and ways of being in the world. Students attended four university lectures to engage in discussion with education professionals with alternative views and approaches to pedagogy. In addition, students had the opportunity to volunteer in four school site visits to get firsthand experience with approaches to special education in Ireland.
Learn more about all of our education abroad opportunities.