Where: Cap Haitien, Haiti
Who: Open to all students
When: May 29 – June 5, 2014
The purpose of the program is to provide cross-cultural connections and service-learning opportunities for Daytona State College students. This study abroad program will provide Daytona State students with the opportunity to teach English and provide other needed services to students and teachers of the College Susan Schuenke, located in Cap Haitien, in the northern region of Haiti. The College of Susan Schuenke provides an education to over 900 children of Cap Haitien living in poverty and is entirely supported by donations from individuals, churches, schools, and corporations.
Students will attend lectures at Daytona State College during the first two weeks of the program where they will design projects to implement for the students of Haiti. These projects will be designed from research conducted the previous year and documented in a needs assessment. DSC students will learn strategies to teach English language learners and develop mini-lessons to implement in the field classrooms. DSC students will also prepare by learning basic Haitian Creole language and greetings, cultural norms, general characteristics of the region and inhabitants, and relevant historical factors.
Then students will travel to Cap Haitien, Haiti and spend seven days working with the staff and students the College of Susan Schuenke (K-12 school). Though the majority of the time in Cap Haitien will be devoted to co-teaching English lessons with the teachers of the college and conducting special events for the K-12 students, a few structured excursions will also be conducted, allowing students the opportunity to visit The Citadelle, the Cathedral Notre Dame de Cap Haitien, the Cormier Plage Beach Resort, and to meet with local community leaders. Following their experience abroad, students will then return to Daytona State College for debriefing and to finalize projects.
Costs: Approximately $1,280.00
Included: Round-trip ground and air transportation, all room and board fees while at housing compound in Haiti (7 days), all guides and interpreters, entrance fees to the Citadel (La Ferriere) and Cormier Plague (beach resort) and travel insurance.
Not included: Tuition; costs of obtaining passports, visas or tourist cards; excess baggage fees; personal expenses and gratuities.
Course & Credits: EDG 2905 Directed Study in Education (1-3 Credit Hours).
Dr. Donald May