Dr. Jason Petula, Assistant Professor and Faculty Coordinator of Internationalization, led a group of students for an educational practicum experience in Stockholm, Sweden.
This program was geared towards students working on their Integrative STEM Education Methods (ISEM) minor and allows for students to implement their skills in different cultural context. Participants had the opportunity to work with both teachers and students at the Internationella Engelska Skolan (International English School), the largest free school organization at the compulsory level in Sweden. The International English School organization is now officially partners with Millersville University, after building closer ties over international education for several years.
The ISEM minors traveled to Sweden during Winter 2019 for their capstone course. But, they took the long way to Sweden. After breakfast in Copenhagen, they arrived in Vilnius, Lithuania – taking in snowshoeing, a trek to Trakai Castle, and the Winter Market to celebrate Russian Christmas. A bus ride brought them to Riga, Latvia to explore the old city and learn about the House of Blackheads. Finally, they crossed the Baltic Sea, aboard a ferry, to Stockholm to begin their course at Internationella Engelska Skolan Nacka to rendezvous with their host families to begin their course.