The International PDS in Lusaka, Zambia provides opportunities for teacher candidates from Buffalo State to gain exposure to Zambian culture and educational system by immersing in teaching math, science and social studies. Buffalo State teacher candidates and faculty/staff travel to Zambia in June for three weeks.
Lusaka, Zambia (view map) is located in the southern part of the central plateau of the Republic of Zambia. Lusaka is the country's largest city and capital. Zambia, a landlocked country located in southeast Africa, has a tropical climate with and average temperature of 68°F and two seasons - rainy from November to April, and dry from May to October. English is the official language of Lusaka, although there are 8 recognized regional languages.
Study: Spring Semester
Travel: late May - early June (3 weeks)
Overall estimate of approximately $5000 includes:
Final program costs are determined once all participants are enrolled. Some expenses are included in a one-time fee applied to Buffalo State tuition bill. Other expenses are paid separately by each student before and during travel.
Travel: May/June 2018
Coursework: Spring Semester 2018
Application Deadline: TBD
Applicants must submit the completed application form, an essay of intent, two academic references, and a copy of past grades and current course registration. Materials are to be submitted during open application periods only.
Email Hibajene Shandomo