"There’s no substitute for immersion. That’s a core belief of UNF French professor Shira Schwam-Baird. Since 1999, she has taken nearly 140 UNF students to Strasbourg, France for four-to-five weeks of intensive language and culture study. Students learn French at the Strasbourg CIEL language school, where native speakers teach the class entirely in French. They also live with French families so their immersion experience continues outside the classroom. Their experience is rounded out with tours into the French countryside and a weekend in Paris — experiences that comprise a culturally diverse glimpse into French society"
Read more of the article by Matt Coleman here.
In 2005, President Delaney launched an initiative to provide UNF students with what are referred to across the university as “transformational learning opportunities."Such transformational experiences are an integral component of UNF’s strategic plan and institutional mission. These unique and engaging educational opportunities broaden and deepen students’ intellectual and world views. These opportunities may occur within a course, extend beyond the framework of a specific course, or be co-curricular in nature The common denominator among “TLOs,” whether they occur inside or outside the classroom, is the potential for significantly impacting the student’s professional and personal development.
Transformational learning opportunities may take a myriad of forms: study abroad experiences; service learning experiences; research experiences with a faculty member; internships, practicum, field and co-op experiences; directed independent studies with a faculty member; learning communities; and leadership experiences. Because this list of categories does not exhaust the full range of potentially transformative and enriching student learning opportunities, proposals are not limited to these categories. Watch as we celebrate TLOs in a variety of ways throughout the 2015-2016 school year!
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