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Spring Break Study Abroad in Austria, Slovakia, Poland, and Hungary

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Program Type Departmental
Program Location _, Multiple Countries (Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Poland)
Course # SA 10408 or
SA 59000
Duration Spring Break
Upcoming Program Dates
Spring Break 2022 03/12/22 to 03/20/22

Due to COVID-19, programs may be altered or adapted with little notice

Program Description


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Program Leader: Jennifer Richardson:

This is a 10-day spring break study abroad program in Slovakia!  The program includes side trips to

  • Vienna, Austria (Schönbrunn Palace, St. Stephen’s Cathedral),
  • Bratislava, Slovakia (Bratislava castle, markets),
  • Krakow, Poland (Oskar Schindler factory, Auschwitz, markets),
  • Budapest, Hungary (Hungarian Parliament, St. Stephen’s Basilica, Matthias Church, Danube River)...

And the HIGHLIGHT of the trip is  3-day teaching experience at the Lutheran Academy (LAMS), a K-12 school located in Martin, Slovakia

LAMS is a K-12+ school where classes are taught in both Slovakian and English.  Undergraduate students currently taking EDCI 27000 (Introduction to Educational Technology) and graduate students within the College of Education will spend several days working with the faculty and students in LAMS.  The primary goals of this study abroad are:

  1. To allow undergraduate teacher education students at Purdue the opportunity to work directly with teachers at LAMS and develop and implement relevant course-related materials within the classes being taught at LAMS.
  2. To allow graduate students in Learning Design and Technology to conduct teacher training for the faculty at LAMS about technology applications.
  3. To give students and faculty at LAMS the opportunity to talk, converse, and exchange with native English speakers.

In this program, current and former students in EDCI 27000 will develop expertise with a multitude of instructional technologies used for teaching and learning. During the first 8 weeks of the Spring 2022 semester, study abroad students will meet together and learn to solve unique real-world learning problems by creatively designing instructional interventions, and then using technology to develop, implement, and evaluate the impact of those interventions.  Students then take their developed materials to Slovakia and present them to the LAMS classes.  Thus Purdue students get the opportunity to develop and fully implement/teach what they have created and the LAMS students and faculty get to experience, review, and evaluate the impact of those learning experiences.


Academic Credit

Undergraduate students may earn 1- 3 credits in

EDCI 27100 (1 credit)


EDCI 49000 (1 or 2 credits) (Individual Research and Teaching Experience). Students will have the opportunity to teach within the classrooms at LAMS. This 1-2 credit course will be available to those students who extensively prepare lessons, teach and work closely with the teachers at LAMS and/or prepare a research paper related to educational systems.


Graduate students may earn 1-3 credits

EDCI 59000 (1-3 credits) (Individual Research and Teaching Experience). Students will have the opportunity to teach within the classrooms at LAMS. This 1-3 credit course will be available to those students who extensively prepare lessons, teach and work closely with the teachers at LAMS and/or prepare research paper related to educational systems.


Target participants for this program include undergraduate students within Teacher Education at Purdue.  Current and past students in EDCI 27000 would be prepared to accomplish the goals of this study abroad. Graduate students within Learning Design and Technology are also be encouraged to participate as they focus on becoming instructional designers. All undergraduate students and graduate students at Purdue are invited to apply to join the study abroad in Slovakia.  Students must be in good academic standing with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or greater. 

Program Cost

Students pursuing program participation accept financial responsibility. Purdue will take measures to mitigate financial risks, although will not be liable for loss.

The cost per student is $1057 plus the cost of airfare, passport applications, and personal meals/expenses.  We estimate total costs of ~$2500-$2900 depending on airfare. 

Purdue students may apply for financial aid and also apply for a Purdue Moves Scholarship to help fund their study abroad experience: (DEADLINE January 15, 2022) 


Application Deadline

January 10, 2022

Financial Aid

Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should

NOTE:  Recipients of certain tuition remission and scholarship programs should pay careful attention to the regulations for using those benefits for study abroad.  Ask your financial aid advisor about any limitations.

Click here for a list of scholarships and grants available to assist with the costs of studying overseas.

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