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Comparing U.S. and European Schools

Miami students

When: May, 2022

Credits: 4

EDT 455, Comparing U.S. and European School Systems, is a course that provide Miami "Global" or "Capstone" credit, but not both. This course provides a unique opportunity for undergraduates who are planning to enter the teaching profession or interested in comparative education. During May of 2022, students will participate in lectures and discussions about U.S. and European culture and educational systems, conduct personal observations of European classrooms and collaboration with European pre-service teachers. This course takes place in Austria, Belgium, Germany, and Switzerland. Students will actively engage professionally and personally with European students and educators.


Questions? Email Prof. Lena Lee at or Tom Misco at     

Health in The Gambia

The Gambia

When:5/16/2021 - 6/1/2021

Credits: KNH 402 and 453 or 699 (6 credits) Fulfills Global or Capstone Requierment

Students will experience first hand many perspectives of health in a developing country, and consider how healthcare is delivered when resources are scarce, understand context surrounding the complexity of health care in a poor country with both acute and chronic health care needs, engage with learners from different countries (many health care providers are from different countries in Africa as well as different countries around the world), and reflect on their initial expectations and what may surprise them about health in The Gambia.

Visit Health Professionals at:

  • The World Health Organization (WHO)
  • National Nutrition Agency
  • Medical Research Clinic
  • Francis Small Hospital in Banjul
  • Kaiaf Health Clinic
  • Eye and Dental Clinics
  • Ministry of Health and Social Welfare
  • St. John’s School for the Deaf
  • Peace Corps
  • Bundung Hospital for Women, Infants and Children


  • Overnight at nature reserve
  • Boat ride on Gambia River to Juffreh, home of Kunta Kinte

Open to all majors!


Questions? Email Helaine Alessio at

Outdoor Leadership in New Zealand

students take group picture in New Zealand

When: Summer 2021

Location: South Island, New Zealand

Course: EDT 485 (6 credit hours)

Questions?Email Bill Sparks,

On this 3 week journey you will explore New Zealand's South Island. Picture yourself 50-feet high climbing an ice wall of the world-famous Fox Glacier, paddling your sea kayak through seal colonies off Abel Tasman, and backpacking through beautiful forests and mountains!

The hallmark of this course is experiential education in which educators purposefully engage with learners in direct experience and focused reflection in order to increase knowledge, develop skills, clarify values, and develop people's capacity to contribute to their communities (Gass, M.A. 2012). This course will provide you with an opportunity to challenge and expand your traditional views of leadership and education.ourse travel, students are required to attend several pre-departure orientation meetings.

Program Highlights

  • Explore Christchurch
  • Backpack the lush forest and mountains of New Zealand's National Parks
  • Sea Kayak through seal colonies in Abel Tasman National Park
  • Ice climb the 50 foot high walls of Fox Glacier
  • Experience Maori culture at Te Awhina Marae
  • Choose your own adventure in Queenstown, the adventure mecca of the world



ELL Summer Camp in Luxembourg (MUDEC)

building in Luxembourg

When: 7/11/2021 – 7/24/2021

This non-credit bearing study abroad course, MUDEC ELL Summer Camp, consists of 2 one-week camps taught by Miami University students to a group of 30-50 Luxembourg primary and middle school students during the last two weeks of July, 2021.

The primary purpose of the camp will be to engage students enrolled in the International School of Differdange and Esch to improve their English language skills while engaged in a series of theme-based interactive activities directed by a small group of Miami University students. Each week-long camp (1 each for a different age group) will last 5 days and will include activities connected to a weekly theme (e.g., The American Experience). The Friday afternoon of each week will involve a culminating presentation to family members and the Differdange community of the activities and content learned during the week.

Questions? Email Kim Wachenheim, or Sheri Leafgren,


Intensive Italian Language and Early Childhood Education

When: 05/30/2021 - 07/09/2021

This program, held in the beautiful city of Reggio Emilia, offers you the opportunity to study the Italian language and Early Childhood Education in Italy under ideal conditions, plus the opportunity to experience Italian culture in the most natural way.

Questions please contact the Program Director
Andrea Righi, Associate Professor of Italian,


Sport, Management, and Culture in the Global Marketplace

Miami study abroad

When: August 1-16 (2021)

Credits: SLM 448 OR SLM 414 (3 credit hours)

For the 3-credit course, students will travel to London over two weeks from August 1-16, 2021 to examine the management of sport in British society. Students will be given the opportunity for first-hand experience in, and a thorough understand of, the rapidly expanding global sport marketplace. While in London, students are fully immersed in the global and local complexities and relations of the UK sport industry through:

  • formal lectures delivered by the primary trip leaders as well as prominent guest scholars from U.K. universities in the field of global sport culture, management, marketing, and media
  • meetings with executives who outline the workings of the UK sport industry, and the ways that global and local forces intersect in and through the organization, structure, and experience of European sport culture
  • field visits to globally prominent UK sport enterprises and facilities
  • participating in physical cultural experiences and social sport competitions
  • attending live sport and entertainment events

The program is open to students of all majors and academic backgrounds. It’s intended for those students with personal and professional interests in the area(s) of: sport management, sport policy, tourism and event management, sport sociology, sport coaching, sport science, kinesiology, public health, physical activity, and/or physical education.

Students enrolled in the course will receive three (3) credits and fulfill their Global Miami Plan. Students will enroll in either KNH 448 (Global Sport Perspective) or KNH 414 (Event and Facility Management in Sport).

The program fee $3,300. The program fee includes accommodation, meals, site visits, group meetings, activities, and sporting event tickets. Students will also be responsible for airfare which is in the range of $1000 and tuition per credit which for students based on their in/or out of state residency. Scholarships are available through Global Initiatives, the College of EHS, and SLAM.

For more information contact Adam Beissel at