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AIM Overseas Teacher Education in Practice Study Abroad
Charlotte NC, United States (Outgoing Program)
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Program Terms: Summer (Dec - Feb)
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AIM Overseas Teacher Education and Practice Short-term Study Abroad

Charlotte, USA
Program dates November 29 2017 – December 20 2017
Application deadline September 15 2017
Duration 3 weeks

Program Description
This course provides education students with the unique opportunity to undertake an intensive international study programme. The programme is hosted by the University of North Carolina in Charlotte and will give students an in-depth insight into contemporary teaching theory and practice in the US as well as the chance to observe classroom teaching in practice.
The dynamic city of Charlotte, which is situated close to the East Coast, serves as a beautiful backdrop for this programme. The course will consist of lectures, seminars, site visits and classroom time in a US school. Furthermore, the course will address disputed issues in American education and incorporate sessions on urban education, special needs students, diversity in the classroom, assessment and the use of technology.
This programme is a unique and valuable opportunity for any education student. As it takes place during the Australian summer break, participants will have the opportunity to travel around the US before and/or after the programme.


Academic Information

Language: Classes are instructed in English.
Relevant subject area: TBC
Academic credits: 3 US

Once you have applied to AIM Overseas they will provide you with the full course syllabus so that you can submit this to your faculty for academic credit assessment.

Useful Information 

Local Overview
North Carolina is located in the Southeast of the United States and has a diverse landscape ranging from the Atlantic Ocean to the Appalachian Mountains. The edge of North Carolina is home to some of the most beautiful beaches and stunning islands, drawing in huge amounts of domestic and international tourism every year.

A haven for watersports, North Carolina boasts 1, 500 lakes of 10 acres or more in size as well as almost 60 000 kilometres of fresh water streams, the state also houses the Whitewater Falls, which is the highest waterfall in the Eastern United States and a popular sight to visit.

As much as it is known for being the business town – populated by several Fortune 500 companies, it also has incredible museums, stately old neighbourhoods and lots of fine food to feast on. It holds the Levine Museum of the New South, which explores post-civil war history of the South and the NASCAR hall of fame that celebrates the sport of auto-racing. In Charlotte you’ll find a fantastic balance between outdoor adventures of kayaking, canoeing, river rafting and tubing, and the intellectual nourishment of museums and historical sites.
Accommodation is provided in a hotel adjacent to the university campus and will include breakfast and an afternoon snack. Students will be living in twin-share bedrooms. The hotel offers free WIFI access, an indoor pool and a 24-hour fitness centre. 


2017 Total Program Fee: $5,890 (TBC) AUD
- Tuition
- Accommodation
- Breakfast and afternoon snack
- Airport pickup and drop off
- Field trips
- Academic record
- Cultural activities
- AIM Overseas pre-departure service and support

Additional costs (not included in program fee):  Airfare and personal expenses.
OS-HELP loans may be available to eligible students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place where the program is approved for credit prior to departure. Application required.

How to Apply

Application instructions for Dec-Feb 2018/2019 programs will be provided later this year. Applications are currently open for Jun-Aug 2018 programs!

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