Like many countries in the EU, Portugal is in transition. One of the poorest countries in Western Europe, Portugal has had to deal with many educational issues. Despite spending a comparable amount of the country's GDP on education, the Portuguese still s
- Viana Do Castelo, Portugal
- Program Type:
- Study Abroad
- Degree Level:
- MayMester Intersession
- Program Description:
- Georgia State offers many summer and maymester programs led and taught by Georgia State professors. These programs tend to be focused on a particular topic or theme and range from 10 to 20 participants, though some are larger. Students participate in lectures, site visits, excursions, and tours as part of the program. These programs usually last between two and six weeks. Students find these programs a great way to really get to know their professors and other GSU students while earning GSU credits and grades. Students do not have to study on a program related to their major, but they certainly can. Financial aid and scholarships are available.
Like many countries in the EU, Portugal is in transition. One of the poorest countries in Western Europe, Portugal has had to deal with many educational issues. Despite spending a comparable amount of the country's GDP on education, the Portuguese still struggle with many of these issues, among them a still too high illiteracy rate. However, recent efforts at improving the educational system evidence the strength and determination of the Portuguese people. Students will have an opportunity to experience a culture different from their own while seeing how Portugal deals with issues in their effort to modernize the way they educate their children while maintaining their rich cultural traditions. Students will learn not only about the educational system, but also the role of education in the country's social system. Students will be able to notice the similarities and differences between schools in the U.S. and Portugal in how each deal with various educational issues.
- Setting Description:
- Students will stay in hotels, hostels and/or accommodations at Escola Superior de Educacao, Instituto Politecnico de Viana Castelo in Portugal
- Please contact for program costs
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