The International PDS in Medellín, Colombia is a unique opportunity for local educators - including teachers and school/district administrators - to broaden their experience, comfort and understanding of education throughout the world. Over the February break participants grow their global perspective by observing and volunteering in Colombian schools and collaborating with international peers.
Situated in a narrow valley of the central Andes Mountains, Medellín is the 2nd largest city in Colombia, South America. Dubbed the “City of Eternal Spring,” it’s known for moderate temperatures, innovative urban design, dynamic social and economic advances, and annual flower & lights festivals.
The overall cost of the program includes: roundtrip flight, lodging, ground transportation and group cultural/local excursions, travel health insurance, and program administrative fees but does not include anticipated or unexpected personal expenses. The current program estimate is $2000. Final program costs are determined once all participants are enrolled. Some expenses are paid in a one-time fee to Buffalo State. Other expenses are paid separately by each participant before and during travel.
- Open to all currently teaching WNY teachers and school administrators
- Must be able to obtain passport
In addition to sending participants to Colombia, the School of Education welcomes visitors from Colombia to the United States. Teachers and administrators from the Columbus School spend two weeks in the Buffalo-area during the fall semester.
Follow Colombia participants as they experience life abroad.
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