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ERIC Number: EJ1024590
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0037-7724
Travel to Learn: How, When, and Why to Apply for Overseas Professional Development
Cook, Erika; Becker, Aaron
Social Education, v77 n3 p138-142 May-Jun 2013
In this article, Erika Cook and Aaron Becker suggest teachers travel to "unfamiliar" lands to not only breathe life into global lessons but also to gain new perspectives and experiences as educators. For teachers who dread teaching about an unfamiliar place or culture, Cook and Becker recommend considering the very real opportunities to experience it first hand. Herein, they provide a descriptive list of travel-study grants available to educators as well as exchange programs that might also be of interest to social studies teachers. In addition, tips on applying for a grant (purpose, tone, resume, need, letters of recommendation, and action plan) are provided.
National Council for the Social Studies. 8555 Sixteenth Street #500, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Tel: 800-683-0812; Tel: 301-588-1800; Fax: 301-588-2049; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A