Center for Global Education & Experience, Augsburg University
Center for Global Education & Experience, Augsburg University Programs
Namibia and South Africa provide a rich context in which to explore the them of nation-building. as these two countries demonstrate that the transition to independence is...
Center for Global Education & Experience, Augsburg University Reviews
Migration, globalization, and the environment in Mexico
Submitted by Liv - Augsburg University | June 22, 2018
Overall I had a good experience and can recommend this program to others. It did have its flaws, and they dampened my experience. I felt that some of the staff and teachers didn’t always treat the students with respect. However, some of them were very good and created an immersive classroom experience that made learning the material easier and more interesting. Most of the excursions were a lot of fun, but the ones that involved staying at another destination for a few days were too packed with excursions and we had little time to enjoy the area on our own. This experience was much more difficult than I thought it would be, but I think that the challenge helped my grow.
Submitted by StayTraveling12 - West Chester University | June 18, 2018
I've been back to Mexico once already since I have been home.. (it has only been a month and two days) But to experience the semester again, I would go back in a heartbeat. I learned more about myself in less than five months than I have in 21 years of living.
Education and safety
Submitted by AVallejo - Denison University | June 14, 2018
My study abroad experience overpassed the expectations I had when I signed up. Until further reflection I realized I learned a great amount of material in each country with the short amount of time to complete a semester's worth of work. With the immersion within the communities and the presentations by the speakers, I have a good understanding on how the Central American society functions, its beauty, and its needs.
I believe that my education and safety was the main priority of out administration. I believe the Nicaraguan CGEE staff handled well our safety while the uprising occurred. With the limited amount of time they were able to evacuate us and successfully help us arrive to our homes. Through the journey, they helped us understand the precautions we should take as we explore our new environments and how to adequately perform in the spaces we where present at.
Participating in this study abroad program has been one of the best decision I have taken during my undergraduate career and has given me the chance to understand different perspectives and lifestyles.
Program: Social Change in Central America
Study abroad to Cuernavaca 2018
Submitted by Emilia - Augsburg University | June 14, 2018
I believe there were many factors that placed a part in my overall experience during my time in Mexico. I loved meeting new people, the other students have turned into some my strongest relationships I've ever had. I also loved being with my host families, they taught me so many lessons and made me feel home away from home- especially the amazing food. They really care about you and want you to be happy. However, I do with wish there was a way to coordinate less excursions so we as students were able to receive more time to get more culturally immersed into the culture and to be present. I didn't love living far away from the school campus (about 20 minutes), but on the other hand I was able to see more of Cuernavaca and learn how to maneuver my way around. I loved working in my practicum where I was able to teach at a premaria (elementary school). I can't wait to return to Mexico as soon as possible, the locals know so much and learning more Spanish opens up so many doors for you. Knowing some before hand was a life saver and you can share fun stories with your families- it's a great time to bond.This trip taught me to be more independent and take control of life at the reigns and enjoy it all. A semester can be a long time to be away but it was the best thing I could do for myself in order to grow and be the person I've always wanted to become.
Program: Global Educators Semester
Submitted by Marka - Augsburg University | May 22, 2018
This is an experience that I will never regret. One of the best decisions of my life. I learned so much and met amazing people that I will never forget. I heard so many people say that studying abroad is something a person will never regret and I am glad that got the opportunity to do just that.
Program: Social Change in Central America