Global and Multicultural Education

International Education

Global and Multicultural Education


Director of Global and Multicultural Education
    Nawal Bonomo | 570-389-4725

Staff Members
    Diane Wallick | 570-389-5304
    Kara Workman-Hawrelak | 570-389-4973

Office of Global and Multicultural Education
236 Student Services Center
570-389-4199
Fax: 570-389-4830
globaleducation@bloomu.edu

Global education is a key mission of Bloomsburg University by preparing “students for personal and professional success in an increasingly complex global environment.”

Multicultural and global competencies, including foreign language acquisition, have gained enormous value in an increasingly interconnected world. Study abroad fosters the development of culturally perceptive citizens who engage effectively with local and global communities.

BU's Office of Global and Multicultural Education helps all students take advantage of the opportunity to live and explore a new and different culture in a safe and affordable manner.

International Education Week

International Education Week is coming to campus, featuring a number of events that will cultivate the minds of students on international competency. The week-long celebration is sponsored by the Office of Global and Multicultural Education and runs from Nov. 14 to 18 at several locations offering a variety of activities.

  • Monday, Nov. 14, 5 to 6 p.m. in 004 SSC — Workshop: “How to Effectively Market your International Experience to Employers,” offered by the CPDCE Center and includes refreshments.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 15, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Centennial 218 — Film Screening: “Crossing Borders,” designed to heighten students’ awareness of hidden preconceptions, support development of intercultural empathy and critical thinking skills, and initiating dialogue between students of different cultures. Discussion will follow with Professor Yahya Laayouni.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 16, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in 236 SSC — “Study Abroad Open House,” discover, explore, experience with the Office of Global and Multicultural Education and includes refreshments.
  • Thursday, Nov. 17, 6 to 8 p.m. in KUB Multipurpose 345B — “Tea & Coffee Traditions from Around the World," International student presentations with teas, coffees and desserts.
  • Friday, Nov. 18, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in CEH Dance Studio — “International Folk Dance,” join in and learn folk dance from students; no partners are needed.

Faculty-Led Study Abroad

London Summer 2017 — London’s calling! Travel across the pond with a group of Bloomsburg students and faculty to London, England to explore a new country, broaden your educational experience by studying in-depth courses. The program runs from May 15 – June 8, 2017. During that time, students will tour the city of London and go to museums, plays and a trip to Shakespeare’s home. The flats are in the West End, very much urban living, and close to everything for students to explore the city. Students will earn 6 credits through BU English 247 British Literature 2 (covers 3 GEPS: 1 Comm., 2 Arts & Humanities) and BU Phil 292 Contemporary Moral Problems (covers 3 GEPS: Cultures & Diversity). Open to all BU students.

The program fee is $3,565.00 which includes: airfare, travel to and from airport in London, tickets to plays, trip to Stratford (Shakespeare’s home), museum and city tours and accommodation in London’s West End. Not included in the price: tuition for 6 credits and international student health insurance. Due Dec. 5, 2016 is a non-refundable deposit of $500.00. Contact the Bursar Office for more information on payment.

For more information, contact Scott Lowe at slowe@bloomu.edu | London Blog | Apply Here!

Italy Summer 2017 — Live, Study and Learn in Italy this Summer to experience a two-week teaching excursion like no other The College of Education and the Department of Teaching and Learning want to take you overseas to the Loris Malaguzzi International Center to partake in a unique practicum for education majors within the Reggio Children’s Schools in Italy. Other excursions include exploring the cities of Reggio Emilia, Venice and Rome, touring St. Marks Basilica and the Guggenheim Museum in Venice and visiting the Lido Beach on the Adriatic Sea. This is a faculty-led trip from May 20 – July 4, 2017 where students can earn 6 academic credits. The courses offered are BU ELEMED 461/561 Urban Practicum (3 credits) and BU EDFOUND 406/506 Multicultural Education (3 credits).

The program fee is $3,350.00 that includes: round-trip airfare, hotel accommodations including breakfast, transportation (boats and trains), and museum/church entrance and tour fees. Additional costs not included: tuition for 6 credits, textbook costs, food costs (estimated no more than $500) and international health insurance.

For more information contact, Michael Patte at mpatte@bloomu.edu | Apply Here!

Norway Summer 2017 — Spend 3 weeks of your summer exploring Norway’s physical and cultural landscapes and earn 3 credits in the process! The Department of Environmental, Geographical and Geological Sciences is organizing an opportunity to study abroad in Norway in late May, early June 2017. Experience the beautiful geology, Norway’s fjords, artifacts from the Viking world like a 1000-year old ship and investigate Norway’s stimulating history.

The program fee is to be determined as are the specific dates of the trip. If you would like more information right now, contact Ben Franek at bfranek@bloomu.edu.

Morocco Summer 2017 — Study abroad in Fez, the cultural capital of Morocco, for an intensive and fast-paced 4-week program to learn Arabic and travel around the country. Students can earn 6 academic credits to complete either language requirements or use it toward an Arabic major/minor. These courses are available for all levels from beginner to advanced. This faculty-led trip will begin around late May and end in mid-June. The approximate cost for the trip is around $3,200.00 and includes: airfare ticket, course tuition, homestay and meals, and two incredible weekend trips. Students stay with host families and explore the modern and medieval architecture of Fez. On the weekends, we visit the imperial city of Meknes and Volubilis, an ancient Roman city; we ride camels for an overnight trip to the desert, and finally we spend a weekend at the beach.

For more information contact, Yahya Laayouni at ylaayoun@bloomu.edu | Morocco Blog

Husky Abroad

Let our Husky Abroad students convince you why this life experience is an opportunity that shouldn’t be missed.

  • England — Join Alyssa Jones as she participates in an exchange program in England.
  • Germany — Join Taylor Ploeger as she studies abroad at Trier University in Germany.
  • China — Join Anastasia Timofeeva as she studies abroad at Beijing Foreign Studies University in Beijing.
  • Mexico — Follow Lydia Stebbins as she studies abroad at the Universidad Veracruzana-Xalapa in Xalapa.
  • France — Join Morgan Munyan as she studies abroad at the Université Catholique de Lille in Lille.
  • Costa Rica — Look back at Emily's study abroad in Heredia.
  • United Kingdom — Join Shane Kunkel as he studies abroad at the University of Essex in Colchester.