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Travel and Study Experiences through the Attallah College of Educational Studies

“Changing Education. Changing the World.”

Global Education Fountain on Chapman campus with flags from different countries in background.The Donna Ford Attallah College of Educational Studies is committed to giving its students opportunities to truly become global citizens by offering a number of travel courses and experiences. Students and faculty can travel during summer and interterm for designated courses and engage in semester abroad programs or participate in special conferences and activities.

See below for the types of programs currently available. Other opportunities are always developing, so check this page periodically for more information. Contact the individual faculty listed under each of the courses below if you have questions specific to a location or academic program.

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Education Programs

Study in Spain

Public gathering in Spanish square

The travel courses to Madrid, Spain are an opportunity during the summer to spend between three and four weeks in the exciting and dynamic country of Spain, while completing one of several courses on second language acquisition that are required for the elementary or secondary teaching credential. Students may also participate at the graduate level and take the class as an elective. Classes are held in the bustling center of Madrid during the morning, followed by opportunities to become immersed in the many cultural venues that familiarize students with the day to day experiences of Spanish life. In this way, there are multiple opportunities to experience second language and culture immersion. Students reside in Spanish homes to have firsthand experiences with the Spanish way of life. School visits and tours to other parts of Spain and Europe are facilitated through the program. The course is offered each summer if at least 10 students register. It is cross-listed for both graduate and undergraduate students as EDUC 635/501/402.

For more information, contact Dr. Anaida Colón-Muñiz (714) 744-7955 acolon@chapman.edu or Dr. Suzanne SooHoo (714) 532-6024 or soohoo@chapman.edu.

Former Attallah Dean Don Cardinal seated at a table with another man at a conference in Waikato, New ZealandStudy in Waikato, New Zealand

The Attallah College of Educational Studies has a special agreement with the University of Waikato in New Zealand. Several exciting travel and study opportunities are being developed for faculty and students, including exchange programs, travel to conferences, and coursework. For more information, contact Dr. Suzanne SooHoo (714) 532-6024 or soohoo@chapman.edu.

Learn more about the research symposium in New Zealand.

Study in the Netherlands, Iceland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden

Female student taking notes in a crowded classroomFaculty members have also initiated relationships with universities in other European countries. University of Iceland; DPU, University of Aarhus, Denmark, University of Stavanger, Norway and University of Malmo, Sweden.

For more information contact Dr. Dianne Ferguson (714) 744-7637 or dferguson@chapman.edu.


The Attallah College of Educational Studies engaged in some preliminary work to establish a formal relationship with the Escuela Normal Nacional en Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico. As part of this effort faculty members have continued to nurture those relationships in the hope that we can establish student opportunities for travel experiences.

For more information contact Dr. Lilia Monzó (714)628-2758 or monzo@chapman.edu.

Puerto Rico

Dr. Anaida Colon-Muniz and Dr. Suanne SooHoo led a trip to Puerto Rico in January of 2013 for interterm. This course was an alternate to the Madrid, Spain trip in summer, and addressed similar topics, such as second language acquisition and culture. The three week course took place in the cities of San Juan and San German, both established in the 1500s. They are two of the oldest cities in the United States.

For more information contact Dr. Anaida Colon-Muniz (714) 744-7955 or acolon@chapman.edu or Dr. Suzanne SooHoo at (714) 532-6024 or soohoo@chapman.edu.

Counseling and School Psychology Programs

The graduate programs in Counseling and School Psychology have sponsored short term travel courses to Guatemala and Cambodia and Vietnam. For CSP students, these travel courses substitute for CSP 514 - Cultural and Community issues in counseling and school psychology. Students from other CES programs are also welcome. Please contact Drs. Michael Hass mhass@chapman.edu or Kelly Kennedy at kkennedy@chapman.edu

Consortium to Advance School Psychology International (CASP-I)

Three people wearing conical hats and seated in a boat in Vietnam

The Consortium to Advance School Psychology in Vietnam (CASP-V) is now the Consortium to Advance School Psychology International, an approved non-profit corporation in California. Founding CASP-V Chair, Dr. Michael Hass, will be the Vice-Chair of the new organization. Dr. Robert Clark of The Chicago School of Professional Psychology will serve as the Chair. CES Adjunct Faculty member Phuong Le, will assume the position of Executive Director.

The mission of the Consortium for the Advancement of School Psychology International (CASP-I) is to establish the discipline and profession of School Psychology in Vietnam by working collaboratively to promote the highest quality educational standards and applied practices in school psychology.

CASP-I is unique in that it is the first multilateral collaboration in education between the USA and Vietnam. CASP-I has four focus areas:

  1. Collaboratively building capacity at Vietnamese institutions of higher education to offer high quality educational programs in School Psychology.
  2. Offering professional development program and co-sponsoring conferences that will build the capacity of practitioners and enhance multi-lateral cooperation.
  3. Assist in the establishment of School Psychology Service Centers that will provide direct services to children and families in Vietnam.
  4. Conduct collaborative research on topics important to School Psychology.

CASP-I has also conducted a series of three professional development workshops in Vietnam for Vietnamese academics, practitioners and students. Dr. Michael Hass, Chapman Professor and vice-chair of CASP-I's Board of Executives, is collaborating with Long Beach Unified School District School Psychologist and Chapman Adjunct Faculty member, Dr. Phuong Le, on a research project titled "Risks and Protective Factors among Vietnamese Youth."
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