COVID-19 Modified Operations

The information below reflects global intercultural experiences previously offered by the School of Education. Due to current international and university level travel restrictions, the SOE Global Intercultural Experiences are currently paused. We are hoping to open up new local and domestic intercultural experiences starting Summer 2021 with additional global intercultural experiences starting in 2022.

 

For more information, visit the Return to Campus website.

Program Information

Semester
Summer, even calendar year
Dates
Summer 2020
Length
Two-week
Location
Tongatapu (main island), Ha'apai island group
Eligibility
Enrolled in a School of Education program
Requirements
Completion of a one-credit Intercultural Immersion Course (taught in the School of Education).
Language
Foreign language proficiency is not required. Language of instruction is English.
Earned Credit
Non-credit
Semester
Summer
Dates
Early July
Length
Two-week
Location
Tongatapu (main island), Ha'apai island group
Eligibility
Enrolled in a School of Education program
Requirements
Approved application. Completion of a one-credit Intercultural Immersion Course (taught in the School of Education).
Language
Foreign language proficiency is not required. Language of instruction is English
Earned Credit
Non-credit

Contact

For more information contact our global engagement office:
(801) 863-5657

School experiences

Visit and interact with students in schools on Tongatapu and Ha’apai island. All teaching is in English.

Accommodations

Main island housing is in dorms, 4-6 to an apartment.

Physical Requirements

Significant daily walking to and from schools and cultural and historical sites.*

*Accessibility services vary from country to country. Contact UVU's Accessibility Office if you require such services.

Tentative Agenda

Spend 5-8 days visiting and working in schools. Other days will be flexible with sightseeing and other activities. Planned activities include Captain Cook’s landing place, the Tongan triathlon, the blowholes, sightseeing.

Additional Info

During Fall 2020, Tonga was also a destination for student teaching.
Contact global_education@uvu.edu for more information.