EHS Winter

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Community Engagement in Mazatlan, Mexico

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Course Title: Community Engagement in Mexico

When: Winter Term 2019

Credits: EDT 399 A&B (3 credit hours)

This workshop is being offered to provide study abroad opportunities for EHS majors, as well as other majors across campus. All students would be required to take EDT 399 A&B, Family, School, Community Connections, a course that will serve as the foundational course for the travel abroad experience, and will focus on the theory and practice of joining families, communities, and schools to support student learning, development and success in education within the context of Mexican culture. Offered during Winter Term, weeks 1 and 3 will be on Miami’s campus and week 2 will be spent in Mazatlan, a Mexican resort town along the Pacific shoreline with beaches and a 10-mile long boardwalk. Concepts and principals of the course to the community we will be visiting in Mazatlan, Mexico. This course may be petitioned to substitute for EDT/FSW 225.


Questions? Email Dr. Jim Shiveley at

Winter Term in Belize

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Course Title: Belize Study Abroad

When: Winter Term 2019

Credits: EDT 221 and EDT 324 (6 credit hours)

This workshop is especially designed for students who desire to add international teaching, field, and service experiences to their resume and broaden their perspective of teaching. Belize is an ideal location to take the EDT 221, Teaching English Language Learners (ELLs) in PK-12: Culture & Second Language Acquisition, and the EDP 324, Research and Applied Writing Across the Disciplines, courses. In Belize, students can examine language development as the country has a large immigrant population and workshop participants have an opportunity to work with ELLs (EDT 221). Belize is also an optimal location to research and write about what students are experiencing, seeing, and unearthing about teaching.

(EDP 324). By completing six (6) credits abroad, students satisfy the Miami Plan Global requirement. With the EDT 221 course, students begin and complete one of the four required courses for the Teaching English Language Learners (TELLs) Certificate, which provides them with knowledge, skills, and experiences that prepare them to work with ELLs in their future classroom. The EDP 324 course can be used to satisfy Miami's writing requirement or can be used to complete the Learning Research and Assessment thematic sequence.

Questions? Email Dr. Castañeda at

Sport, Commerce, & Culture in the Global Marketplace: New Zealand

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Credits: KNH 499 (6 credit hours)

For the 6-credit course, students will travel to five cities (Auckland, Hamilton, Dunedin, Queenstown, and Wellington) from January 4-27, 2019 to examine the structure, organization, and delivery of sport in New Zealand, and its dialectic relationship to broader society. While in New Zealand, students are fully immersed in the global and local complexities and relations of the New Zealand sport industry. The program will visit five cities (Auckland, Hamilton, Dunedin, Queenstown, and Wellington) across three-weeks, and will include: (a) formal lectures delivered by the primary trip leaders as well as prominent guest scholars from New Zealand universities in the field of global sport culture, management, marketing, and media; (b) meetings with executives who outline the workings of the New Zealand sport industry, and the ways that global and local forces intersect in and through the organization, structure, and experience of New Zealand sport culture; (c) site visits to globally prominent New Zealand sport enterprises, such as governing bodies, corporate sponsors, sport media corporations, major venues, and professional teams and; (d) activities to participate in New Zealand physical cultural practices and experiences such as sailing, surfing, street luge carting, and social sport competitions

Offered by Adam Beissel

Outdoor Leadership: Maui

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When: Winter Term 2019

Credits: EDL 281 (3 credit hours)

Come along and journey with us through the land of aloha. This course defines outdoor leadership as leading others in and interfacing with the natural world and offers an opportunity to explore theoretical and practical implications of this type of leadership in a study-away context. The format of this Winter Term course provides students a week of class in Oxford (January 2 - 4) followed by a 12 day field experience in Maui (January 7 - 19). During the 12-day field experience put theory to practice while:

  • Backpacking in Haleakala National Park
  • Engaging in historical and cultural lessons on the Road to Hana
  • Taking part in a service learning project in the Kipahulu region of Haleakala • Working at a taro farm & experiencing a traditional Hawaiian meal
  • Sea kayaking & snorkeling with sea turtles
  • Learning to surf

Offered in partnership with Miami's Outdoor Pursuit Center

Questions? Email Jen Siliko

Study Abroad in the Himalayas

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When: Winter Term 2019

Credits: KNH 402, KNH 481 (3 or 6 credit hours)

Explore Nepali culture, trek to Annapurna Base Camp and visit Chitwan National Park and UNESCO World Heritage sites.

For more information: contact Mark Walsh