Study, Research and Internship Abroad
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UCF in Botswana
Educational Diversity, Access, and Equity
Summer Semester - Session A
Participate in a transformational and life-changing experience in one of the most progressive and democratic nations in sub-Saharan Africa – Botswana. For one month, you will have the opportunity to meet a cross section of Botswana citizens, including rural farmers and city-dwellers, herders on cattle posts, individuals living with disabilities, and primary and secondary school teachers and students.
Faculty Leader: Dr. Karen Biraimah
UCF in Colombia
Healthcare and Social Determinants in Colombia
Join the College of Community Innovation and Education in Cali and Bogota to gain a greater understanding of the health care system in modern-day Colombia!
This program will explore the key socio and cultural characteristics of health care disparities in the diverse populations that make up both Colombia and the United States. Students will gain a basic understanding of the key elements of health care systems and will be able to identify useful ideas to address quality, access and delivery of care issues through a socio, economic, political and cultural lens.
This program was developed as a collaboration between Pontificia Javeriana University in Colombia and several departments at UCF. It will be conducted with faculty and local Pontificia Javeriana students. There will be an interdisciplinary approach and the program will be organized primarily by the Health Management & Informatics Department with the School of Social Work. This program will also include visits to the Javeriana campus, the Institute for Public Health research group, health care organizations and community health programs.
Faculty Leaders: Dr. Bernardo Ramirez
UCF in Costa Rica
Teaching and Learning Program
Calling all teacher candidates! Have you wondered what it would be like to teach English outside of the U.S.? Experience the beauty, culture, and education system in Atenas, Costa Rica. Gain real classroom experience as you build understanding, perspective, and empathy. During the week, you will be placed with a teacher in an English immersion school serving Spanish-speaking students from the local community in grades pre-K to 12. You will assist the teacher with lessons conducted in English for one half-day and will attend conversational Spanish classes for the other half-day.
Faculty Leaders: Dr. Michele Regalla and Dr. Nicole Damico
UCF in Ireland
The School of Teacher Education invites students interested in comparative education across the pond to the Republic of Ireland.
Experience new cultures and educational systems and broaden your understanding of teaching and learning. Working in conjunction with Mary Immaculate College in Limerick, students will have the opportunity to observe and interact within an international classroom environment.
The program functions as an extension of the Internship II course (ESE 4942). Students will first participate in a required 10-week internship course in the Florida school system followed followed by an additional two to three week internship in Ireland. You will engage in observation, interaction and teaching in a classroom abroad specific to your interests. When you are not in the classroom, students will enjoy cultural visits to historical sites, like Bunratty Castle, Galway, Dublin, and the Cliffs of Moher to incorporate into future lessons and activities.
Faculty Leader: Dr. Roberta Ergle
UCF in Spain
Bilingual Elementary School Experience
Fall and Spring Semesters
Take your teaching experience to the next level in Castilla y León, Spain!
Join us for an unforgettable 12-week English language teaching experience. This program will provide field experience for students working in a Spanish bilingual elementary school for 10 to 12 weeks in the Castilla and Leon region of Spain. Students will gain firsthand experience working with Spanish teachers while supporting English instruction in their assigned schools.
Faculty Leader: Dr. Elsie Olan
UCF in United Kingdom
Internship Enhancement Program
The School of Teacher Education invites students interested in comparative education across the pond to Plymouth, England!
Experience new cultures and educational systems and broaden your understanding of teaching and learning. Working in conjunction with Marjon University, students will have the opportunity to observe and interact within an international classroom environment.
The program functions as an extension of the Internship II course (ESE 4942). Students will first participate in a required 10-week internship course in the Florida school system followed followed by an additional two to three week placement in a local school in Plymouth, England. You will engage in observation, interaction and teaching in a classroom abroad specific to your interests. When you are not in the classroom, students will enjoy cultural visits to historical sites, like Stonehenge and Tintagel Castle, to incorporate into future lessons and activities.
Faculty Leader: Dr. Roberta Ergle
Government Field Study: Metropolitan Governance in Seoul
Each fall, PAD 6958 Government Field Study: Metropolitan Governance in Seoul is offered for students interested in international governance. The Seoul, Korea Metropolitan Government (SMG) in partnership with the University of Seoul has designed “Case Study: Policy Management in Seoul” for graduate students in public administration and related fields to experience and understand Korea's politics, economy and culture during their stay in one of Asia’s largest, most modern, and progressive cities. This course, which is only offered at select universities in the U.S., allows students to spend seven days in Seoul, South Korea – interacting with SMG leaders and visiting field sites.
Public Administration Exchange at Kaunas University of Technology – Lithuania
The agreement permits UCF to send up to two (undergraduate and graduate) students per year for up to two semesters each to study at KTU in Lithuania. UCF faculty members may visit KTU for one week and develop an agenda that aligns with the interests of KTU faculty members and students, primarily in the social sciences, arts and humanities. SPA students can travel to KTU in Lithuania as part of the Erasmus+ program.
Public Administration Exchange at ADA University – Republic of Azerbaijan
A study abroad partnership between ADA University in the Republic of Azerbaijan and UCF allows undergraduate students to study at either university for up to two semesters. Interested UCF undergraduate students can spend up to two semesters at ADA University in the Republic of Azerbaijan.
There are multiple ways to help fund your study abroad. Learn about the variety of scholarships and awards available to students.
Brinson Foundation CCIE Study Abroad Scholarships
The College of Community Innovation and Education (CCIE) may award up to six $500 scholarships during the spring and summer semesters to current CCIE students accepted to participate in a study abroad program developed by the college. Applications are currently being accepted for Spring 2020 and Summer 2020. The application deadline is February 15, 2020.
Contact Dr. Karen Biraimah for additional information.
Gilman Scholarship: Scholarships to Study and Intern Abroad
The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State, is committed to getting students abroad through the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program. This is only available to Pell Grant students. It has a fairly standard application, including a service project for post-program. Recipients are awarded up to $5,000 to be used toward the cost of study abroad or international internship programs.
Burnett Honors College Study Abroad Scholarships
The Burnett Honors College awards scholarships to University Honors and Honors in the Major students in good academic standing pursuing study abroad programs. Learn more about available scholarships.
Fulbright U.S. Students
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for students to conduct a study or research project or engage in an English Teaching Assistantship during one academic year (eight to 10 months) in a country outside the United States. Learn more about Fulbright grant opportunities.
Office of Prestigious Awards
The Office of Prestigious Awards (OPA) provides UCF students and alumni with information and advising for major national and international fellowships and scholarships. OPA serves as the UCF campus representative for all awards requiring university endorsement or nomination, including the Rhodes, Marshall, Truman and Goldwater scholarships. While OPA is housed within The Burnett Honors College, it serves the entire UCF community. Learn more about OPA fellowships and scholarships.
UCF Abroad Scholarships
The UCF Abroad office offers UCF students scholarships that cover costs associated with study abroad programs. Learn about available scholarships and the application process