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Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Drake Administered Housing Options: Hotel
Credit Type: Drake Credit Language of Instruction: English
Provider: Drake University
Program Description:
EDUC 199 — Community Engagement in a Developing Country
Jill Johnson
AOI Engaged Citizen
The course is designed to facilitate Drake’s goal of educating its students as global citizens who are prepared to operate in a global economy.  Drake students will experience both cultural and educational difference between the Des Moines metro area and associated schools and the culture and education system in a small village outside the capital of Ghana. The content of the course will focus on the challenges people in this village face as they try to educate, care for and advance the “next generation”.  Special attention will be directed towards analyzing the instructional paradigms used in the village schools, training of teachers, expectations of students attending, long-term goals of the educational system and individual students, differences between male and female students, and overall “condition” of the educational experience afforded young children. Additionally, students will collaborate with The Move Project and install a clean water well in a rural section of Ghana that has no prior access to clean water.  Students will also have an opportunity to explore how micro-financing and health care is working in a small village. 
Estimated Range J-term 2018: $3,300-3,800


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 03/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.