This Education Abroad course is a General Education course and required for the Pre-K - 12 teaching license. The course includes 13 days of classroom observation in 2 schools including a traditional and residential setting, visits to 3 homes ranging in socio-economic status, and 2 alternative schools including a school for children from no and low income families and an ecological school set in a jungle living 'off the grid'. All classrooms are English settings and home visits will include a translator. Additionally there are optional excursions to local cultural sites. The course also includes visits by faculty to the students' classrooms, observations, mentoring by a teacher trained in the United States, Indonesia, or the Philippines, Ohio State faculty-led discussions and debriefing, and presentations by faculty who work in Indonesia.
One of the goals of this program is to support the understanding of community, family, and school cultures. For those interested in education this program is designed to support the student in: determining whether they wish to proceed through teacher training; considering an international teaching career; and considering the role of socio-economic status, cultural differences, and and community and family settings on teaching and learning.
The course will be taught in Jakarta and Bali. Jakarta is one of the largest cities in Asia. The hotel is next to a private school located in a newly built office building. Tours include a visit to a local neighborhood, morning tea and dinner in a home, and a visit to an outreach school for low and no income families. The Bali public school is located 3 hours drive away from the tourist area in the lowest-income region of Bali. Students will accompany school teachers on visits to homes to interview prospective children and families for school enrollment. A visit will also be made to a private eco school living 'off the grid' in a jungle area. Three days are included for resting in the Bali tourist area in a hotel located next to the beach with views of the sun setting over the Indian Ocean, proximity to malls, and other popular attractions.
Throughout the program students will stay in hotels and SMA Negeri Bali dormitory.
Admitted participants are required to register in three hours of Educational Studies: Counselor Education (ESCE) 2189. This course is a condensed, 3 week, daily format course offered in Indonesia but covers the same content as the on-campus course.
This course can be used to satisfy the Education and Human Ecology General Education open option. It is required for education majors.
All students will also be required to participate in on-campus pre-departure orientations organized by the Office of International Affairs.
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.
Students are responsible for paying The Ohio State University tuition plus a $2,962 program fee. The program fee includes international airfare (departing and returning from Columbus, Ohio), visa on arrival (for US citizens), in-country transportation, lodging, all breakfasts, two dinners, and program related site admission. It does not cover most meals, in-country cell phone, personal expenses, passports, or immunizations.
This program has been generously subsidized by the College of Education and Human Ecology. Without the subsidy, the program fee would have been $3,819.
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.
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)
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The most valuable thing I gained from the FEEP Indonesia program is the experience of witnessing, first hand, the people and culture of Indonesia. I made friendships and connections with the people of this exotic land, most of which, I hope, will continue to grow even more dear.
I learned many new skills that enabled me to be a more confident, independent traveler while realizing just how connected I must be to local acquaintances, family, friends and agencies back at home to allow me to continue my adventures.