This three-week study abroad program during the month of May of the academic year is the result of a partnership between the College of Education and Human Ecology at the Ohio State University and Oranim College, in Tivon, Israel. The focus of the program is to better understand young children (preschool – 3rd grade) including children who are typically-developing as well as children with special needs.
The learning outcomes for this abroad experience are:
1)To identify the similarities and differences in how pedagogical decision-making re: early childhood practices is informed through Israeli and US perspectives.
2)To strengthen the participant’s own linguistic, cultural and pedagogical competence and promote reflection on practice.
3)To demonstrate the ability to interact constructively with people of different cultures.
4)To strengthen the participant’s own frames of reference (e.g. culture, gender, language, abilities, ways of knowing, the potential biases in these frames, and their impact on expectation for and relationships with learners and their families.
The program takes place in Tivon, Haifa, Israel, with excursions to Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.
Students will be housed in apartment-style housing in Haifa in a facility called "1926 Designed Apartment Hotel". All apartments have kitchens with refrigerator, microwaves, wifi. Meals can also be purchased at Oranim College. Transportation will be coordinated by Oranim College through buses.
All students will also be required to participate in on-campus pre-departure orientations organized by the Office of International Affairs.
Please note that upon application, a $150 application fee will be assessed. The application fee will be refunded only if the applicant is not accepted or a written request to withdraw the application is submitted prior to the application deadline.
Passports are required for every Ohio State education abroad program. For many destinations, passport information is required to apply for an entry visa early as 6 months prior to departure. For information about apply for a passport, go to travel.state.gov.
The cost for the 2018 program will be finalized soon.
Students will be responsible for paying The Ohio State University tuition plus a $4,896 program fee. international airfare, in-country transportation, accommodations, all breakfasts, some group lunches and dinners, and entrance to all program sites and museums. It does not cover passport, immunizations, most meals and personal expenses.
If students withdraw or become ineligible any time eleven days after the acceptance notification, they will be held responsible for a cancellation fee. Please refer to OIA's Cancellation Policy.
If a students withdraw or become ineligible any time 11 days after the acceptance notification, they will be held responsible for a cancellation fee. Please refer to OIA's Cancellation Policy.
10/19/2017 5:30-6:30pm, 100 Enarson Classroom Building
11/15/2017 3:00-4:00pm, 160 Enarson Classroom Building
U.S. Department of State: travel.state.gov (travel advisories/country-specific safety information)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: cdc.gov/travel (pre-travel health guidance)
Ohio State reserves the right to change without notice any statement contained herein, concerning but not limited to rules, policies, tuition, fees, curricula, and courses. In the event of a change to an existing U.S. Department of State Travel Advisory, CDC Travel Health Notice or other risk designated criteria, the Office of International Affairs reserves the right to cancel any program prior to departure or while in progress. Discrimination against any individual based upon protected status, which is defined as age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status is prohibited.