Beginning in 1991, the SUNY Buffalo State PDS focused its efforts on local school partnerships to prepare and support educators in the Western, NY region. In recent years the classrooms of our school partners have experienced significant cultural and linguistic changes that reflect national demographic changes. To more effectively prepare new teachers for this changing educational context, IPDS was developed by utilizing the existing PDS structures. Through the international contacts of our education faculty, IPDS was established in 2012 with two short-term, faculty-led study away programs. IPDS now includes PK-12 school partnerships in across five continents as well as a virtual partnership in La Esperanza, Honduras.
Visit the country pages below for program dates, overviews and details, program costs and eligibility requirements and links to student blogs/reflections.
Need a little inspiration? Check out the latest personal stories, reflections, and testimonials from education students who have traveled abroad. Then visit the Participant Voices page to view more!
Applications for June/July 2019 program due November 1st.
Contact: Tamara Horstman-Riphahn or John Carlino
Virtual partnership through department.
Contact: Sue McMillen
Recruiting for January 2020 program.
Contact: Kerry Renzoni
Cohort selected for Spring 2019
Contact: Patricia Recchio
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