The School of Continuing Education at Eastern has Global Field Courses going to France, London and Paris, London and the Lake District, Nepal, and Florence.
The School of Continuing Education at Eastern, working with many of Eastern's academic departments, offers Global Field Courses (GFC) throughout the academic year. A Global Field Course at Eastern is a one to five week-long experience carrying Eastern course credit, taught in part or entirely on-site in a location away from Eastern.
Why take a Global Field Course? You can travel while earning college credits, try new food, experience new cultures, increase confidence, and learn to adapt to a different environment. A global field courses experience looks good on a resume and demonstrates a success-oriented view toward a global economy.
-The syllabus is your key as to when tests happen, deadlines for assignments and projects, and contact information.
Studying From Notes
-Take yournotes for a course and do the following:
-Keep all the notes for one course in the same notebook and number the pages.
-Highlight terms and definitions in yellow.
-Highlight questions and answers in yellow.
-If you see something you do not understand, highlight it in pink--that means you will ask a question about it on the next day of class.
-When you do get that answer, rewrite the question with the answer and highlight in yellow.
-Return to the page where that question was highlighted in pink, checkmark it, and put the page number of the answer.
-Draw a yellow box around case studies and examples of problems.
-Every time you take notes from a class, try to spend at least 30 minutes reviewing it.
Studying from the reading
-Keep up with the reading
-Be sure to insert these notes with the appropriate section of study in your notebook so you have consistency.
-Take notes and write down questions on anything confusing from class
-Highlight those notes same as above
-Pre-read the next reading assignment to prepare for class
-Write up questions on anything confusing
-Make charts, tables, and diagrams of information to study
-Take notes in margins of the book
Writing assignments and projects
-Read carefully and write them out as if they are a test
-Do as soon as they are assigned.This gives you extra time if you need to ask the professor additional questions.
Be sure to get enough sleep and eat healthy to optimize your study time. Need help? Visit the Academic Services Center at http://www.easternct.edu/asc/ It's located in the lower level of the J.E. Smith Library.
Now is the time to think about preparing for your career after college. The world economy is just that -- global, and it's time to enhance your education and resume with a global experience. If you don't have the time or money for a semester abroad, then consider a Global Field Course. Here are two upcoming Global Field Courses that you can register for now.
Jamaica Register for fall 2012 EDU 457 - Global Educational Field Experience in Jamaica, a three-credit Tier II Cultural Perspective course. Permission of the instructor, Dr. David Stoloff, is required. You take the course in the fall and have the field experience in Jamaica during Wintersession from Jan. 2-9, 2013.
Highlights include serving as a teaching aide at an infant school, primary, junior high or high school in Hanover or St. James Parishes in Jamaica; studying ecotourism; interacting with Jamaican teachers and students; and experiencing Jamaican culture. The approximate cost of the Jamaica portion is $1,850, which includes airfare, ground transportation, housing and most meals.) For more information or to get on the interest list, please contact Professor Stoloff at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hawaii Register for fall 2012 THE 365. Non-theatre majors are welcome. Permission of the instructor is required. You take the course in the fall and have the field experience in Hawaii during Wintersession from Jan. 1-13, 2013.
During the fall course, non-majors and majors are certain to have a transformative experience building a theatre piece to be performed in Hawaii in January 2013. Highlights of the field experience include touring urban, rural and historical locations; conducting interviews; attending workshops with historians and theatre professionals; constructing playable characters; and performing on Oahu. The approximate cost for the Hawaiian portion (without Wintersession credit) is $3,000. For more information, email Assistant Professor J.J. Cobb at email@example.com
If you are close to graduating or are participating in Commencement on May 15, it is past time to think about getting your resume in good shape. Eastern's Office of Career Services can be a big help. Many Eastern students work, either full-time or part-time, while attending Eastern. Adding that baccalaureate credential to your resume should give you a lot of additional options in looking for work. Many employers use the bachelor's degree credential as a screening device and if you don't have it, your resume may not even be looked at. Now that you're getting close to graduation day, be sure to put yourself in the best possible light. Integrate your academic and work experience and make sure it is reflected in your resume and cover letters. And, by the way, CONGRATULATIONS for getting this far!! Hoping to see you at Commencement. For details about Commencement visit: http://www.easternct.edu/commencement/
Eastern is returning to Ghana for a Global Field Course this summer from July 5-16, 2012. The approximate cost, all inclusive, is $3,600, which includes airfare, ground transportation, housing and most meals.
Register for Summer or Fall 2012 Internship PBH/BIO 494 Field Internship in Public Health. The prerequisite is permission from Professor Yaw Nsiah.
What are the benefits of this global field course?
You will learn about public health in Ghana including traditional healers; assist in local schools and at Mampong Orphanage; learn about ecotourism and go on safari at the Mole Game Reserve; and visit local chiefs, a voodoo shrine and the Elminia slave castles.
Interested? Contact Professor Yaw Nsiah, Nsiah@easternct.edu or Conrad Guthrie, student assistant, at (860) 465-0207.