The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater College of Education and Professional Studies recognizes the need for educators to prepare themselves to teach in a diverse environment, and has awarded scholarships for students to travel and teach abroad.
Jillian Markham, a senior special education major from DeKalb, has been awarded a scholarship to study in Sweden in the spring 2014 semester.
Scholarships range from $200 to $400, and are open to any student with the intention to study abroad. The programs vary by location and are supervised by faculty throughout the entire preparation phase.
“Students that teach abroad can discover new and effective ways to educate in the classroom,” Melanie Agnew, the college’s assistant dean, said in a news release. “Developing cross-cultural skills is just something that can’t be done without actually going to experience the different environment firsthand.”