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EIU Department of Teaching, Learning, & Foundations

Study Abroad, Bahamas

Would you like your coursework to be filled with the sun, sea and all the wonders that a pristine island environment holds? If so, consider celebrating nature, education and teaching in the Bahamas where surf and learning are a natural pair. Countless opportunities exist for learning and teaching as we explore, snorkel, beach comb and work directly in the local community’s schools. The treasures and the fantastic experiences of the Bahamian culture, nature awaits you this summer.

Date of Trip — May 22-May 30, 2015.
Cost — $2100. This includes airfare, local transportation, housing at Forfar Field Station, all meals on site, boat trips, field station programs, and school placements. EIU tuition is additional.
Credit Available — Students may register for a minimum of one credit hour and a maximum of four credit hours.

Courses Offered

Note: All courses require admission to teacher education program and a passing score on the Basic Skills test.

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
STG 4000 Multicultural/Disability Practicum 1 Credit
ELE 3290 Science in the Elementary and Middle School, Block Two 3 Credits
ELE 5660 Science Curriculum, Graduate 3 Credits
ELE 4741 Independent Study 1-3 Credits
ELE 5990

Andros Island Links

Faculty Directors

Dr. Daniel Carter

Dr. Marylin Lisowski


Talk to your adviser as soon as possible to make sure your plans are secure.

Official Applications and Registration

To apply for the Bahamas program,click here.

Deadline for application/registration ______ (TBA) . Hard copies of the study abroad forms must be delivered to the Office of Study Abroad (Blair Hall 1207) by _______ (TBA).

Scholarships and Financial Aid

  • EIU Study Abroad Scholarships
    • If you apply before the end of the Fall 2014 semester, you will have an advantage in attaining funds for 2015 study abroad.
  • Department of EC/ELE/MLE Scholarships
    • May be applied toward the Toronto, Bahamas, and El Paso trip expenses.
  • If you receive financial aid and are interested in study abroad, contact Jenny Stout in the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships.

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Contact Information

Department of Teaching, Learning and Foundations

Buzzard Hall
1920 9th Street
Charleston, IL 61920

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