Jill Sherman, M.Ed., Director
Hunter Institute of Early Childhood Learning
College of Education
Florida Gulf Coast University
10501 FGCU Blvd. South
Fort Myers, FL 33965-6565
(239) 745 - 4341
St. Mathias Cathedral, Budapest
Through a unique partnership with the University of West Hungary, FGCU College of Education students enrolled as Early Childhood and Elementary Education majors have the opportunity to participate in a study abroad program to Austria and Hungary. Throughout the study abroad, students learn about the University of West Hungary's very successful Kindergarten program (age 3 to grade 3) and about the highly effective practices being used to address children's social, emotional, physical and academic development. FGCU students also prepare and teach lessons in English immersion classes in Hungarian pre-k and primary grade classrooms, learn alongside The University of West Hungary's College of Education faculty, attend teacher preparation courses, and participate in a variety of international exchanges with students from all over the world! Of course, no international study abroad program would be complete without the opportunity to experience the culture of the host countries and FGCU students visit the historical and culturally significant sites of Vienna (the city of music) and beautiful Budapest!
Applications for the Hunter Institute's study abroad program to Austria and Hungary will be available early in the Fall 2016 semester. Scholarship funds will also be available for those applicants that are selected for the program. Look for additional information to be coming soon and be sure to check out the websites below as well!
Visit: www.uniwest.hu for information on the University of West Hungary
www.bpk.nyme.hu for additional information on the University of West Hungary's Benedek Elek Faculty and Pedagogy
The Palace in Budapest as seen from the Danube River cruise
Making Lifelong Friends!
Lindsay Iliopoulos, Anna Osorio and Katelyn Morris
at the International Student Dorm at the University of West Hungary
Cheeseburgers in Hungary!
Teaching English in a Hungarian Primary School
Swimming lessons and gym class are part of the pre-k curriculum in Hungarian pre-schools.
The castle where Joseph Haydn, the Austrian composer, wrote and performed his music.
Visiting a medieval castle from the 1st century A.D.
Budapest by day.......and by night!