Three Disciplines, Two Universities, One Program: Innovative Approaches to Integrated Design
This session explores the educational benefits of a transdisciplinary approach within student cohort and curriculum for study abroad. Through a partnership with faculty from the University of South Florida College of Public Health and College of Nursing, University of Exeter Medical School in England, and CIEE, an innovative model was developed to encompass a global approach from pre-departure, to onsite experience, to post-program student reflections. Essentially, this program expanded the timeframe for international exchange beyond in-country experiences to encompass active learning as a holistic process before, during, and after departure.
Deidre Orriola, University of South Florida
Bri Dostie, CIEE
Joanne Thacker, University of Exeter