Practicum in International Development
This interdisciplinary, service-learning course will focus on the deployment of educational technology at numerous sites in the Dominican Republic. Students will enhance discipline-specific knowledge through their engagement with interdisciplinary teams, technology, Spanish-language training, and analysis of the project and environment. Students will travel to multiple sites in the Dominican Republic to train teachers on how to use of educational technology provided to schools and to conduct a dialogue of with school and community leaders. Students will also examine the cultural and economic realities of life in the rural Dominican Republic and utilize feedback, dialogue, and surveys from community visits to promote both a reflection on the experience, and a proposal of projects for future Practicum participants.
Santiago, Monte Cristi, Dajabon (YTD Bateys and Campos for day trips)
Travel dates are Oct 13-20. Course meets weekly during the Fall semester.
Students will be assigned one of three tracks:
- Business & Economics Track (ECO, FIN, ENT 479)
- Technology Track (BIA 479)
- Spanish track (SPN 340)
$1950 (includes airfare)
Undergraduate, junior standing, 2.5 GPA or above
Application review will begin on April 3, but applications will be continued to be reviewed following the deadline until the class is full.
Charlie Braymen | CharlesBraymen@creighton.edu | 402-280-2091
Dustin Ormond | DustinOrmond@creighton.edu | 402-280-4832
Jose Miguel Lemus | JoseMiguelLemus@creighton.edu