CEDUC 2432 challenges participants to develop a global perspective on education systems through an international experience in comparative education.
In 2013, Lesley undergraduate Christine Bennett designed and completed a semester of volunteer-teaching and independent study. At the Deep Creek Primary School in South Andros, Bahamas, Christine worked five days a week in the classroom alongside teachers and students to conduct lessons, direct a school play,
document student work on local plants and animals, and reorganize the school's library.
Located only 100 miles south of Miami and
a 17 minute flight from Nassau, Andros is an island with a
unique Bahamian culture, thriving ecosystem, and welcoming rural community. The physical
landscape consists of limestone, bush, beaches, and pine forests. Christine annually returns to this haven of pristine natural beauty and wildlife. In January 2015, she teamed up with Dr Summer Clark and a group of students to continue this project. The Lesley group worked with local high school teachers and students to revitalize the school library, which had been closed for over ten years. They built shelves, developed a library cataloging
system and borrowing policy, trained volunteers, and generated excitement about reading and the resources a library can provide. At the conclusion of the trip, the Library was open for borrowing and staffed by students and teachers.
When not in the library, the group learned about local island history and ecology, visited with locals, helped out in classrooms, and exchanged ideas while taking long walks on the beach and reading under palm trees.
Andros is sometimes referred to as one of the “last
unexplored wildernesses in North America." It is a place of friendly community, natural beauty, and relaxed simplicity. It is a place for teaching, learning, and building meaningful relationships and opportunities."
- Christine Bennett
In CEDUC 2432 students:
Faculty-Led Short-term Travel Courses
Study Abroad Main Page
Guyana Lesley Abroad Service Semester
South Andros, Bahamas
Spring 2015 in England
Spring 2015 in Paris
Documenting Village Life in Oaxaca, Mexico
Lesley Students in Italy
Undergraduate Study Abroad Main Page
Early Childhood Education
Middle School Education
Education Dual Degrees
All Dual Degree Programs
Undergraduate Tuition and Fees:
One-Year Cost: Full-Time
One-Year Cost: Part-Time
Study Abroad Office 7 Mellen Street, Doble Campus
Claire Carroll, Director 617.349.8323
Anna Garson, Assistant to the Director 617.349.8865
The Global Guides program matches volunteers with international students to help them get acclimated to
student life at Lesley and to take advantage of Boston's cultural,
recreational, and educational offerings.Contact us to sign up for the program!
Launched by the Institute of International Education in March 2014, Generation Study Abroad is a five-year initiative to double the number of students studying abroad by the end of the decade.
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Cameron Brown studied Spanish and Latin America culture, lived with a host family, volunteered at an orphanage, and had many adventures during her semester in Costa Rica. Read more.
Lesley student Erika Cain wins two major awards to study abroad in Kolkata, India. Read more