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California State University Fullerton
Department of Child and Adolescent Studies

Upcoming Programs

Thailand (Fall 2016 / Intersession 2017) Applications closed

Program fees are estimated at $3,900 and include airfare, lodging, most meals, selected tours, and community-based experiences. Program fees do not include CSUF tuition, passport fees, immunizations, health insurance, meals other than those indicated in the itinerary, and other personal costs (e.g., entertainment, shopping).

Highlights from previous programs in Northern Thailand include interactions with children at Watthumpla Wittayakhom School, Suksasongkrraw Mae Chan School, and Dara Academy; visits to Karen, Akha, and Lahu Hill Tribe Villages; and opportunities to engage in discussions related to program themes with local experts. In these contexts, internship activities linked course learning and professional development goals with the needs and interests of site-based partners.


Thailand video by Kinsey Aherne - Fall 2015

 

Costa Rica (Spring 2017 / Spring Break 2017)

Information Session: Friday, October 7th, 11:00am-12:00pm in EC 025

Applications due: October 14, 2016 (instructions to be announced soon).

Program fees are estimated at $1395 and include lodging, most meals, selected tours, and community-based experiences. Program fees do not include airfare, CSUF tuition, passport fees, immunizations, health insurance, meals other than those indicated in the itinerary, and other personal costs (e.g., entertainment, shopping).

Highlights from previous programs in Costa Rica include staying with host families at a small rural town called El Coyol de Alajuela; an excursion to the rainforest to see hanging bridges and a butterfly garden; participation in cultural activities, such as cooking and dance classes; visits to the Wildlife Rescue Center, a local fair market, and a tour of San Jose city. Service learning activities have taken place in a non-profit organization that serves teen mothers and their children where interns have led age-appropriate activities.


Costa Rica video by Gladys De La Cruz - Spring 2016

 

For additional information contact:
Dr. Claudia G. Pineda
cgpineda@fullerton.edu

 

Independent Options

New Zealand
Students may make independent arrangements to complete practicum requirements in early childhood centers or primary schools in the Auckland, New Zealand area.  Such arrangements are typically four to six weeks in duration.  Individual arrangements are facilitated by the Auckland University of Technology.

For additional information contact:
Dr. Kate Bono
kbono@fullerton.edu

 

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