Education majors complete field experience in Colombia

Four SUNY Oneonta education students traveled to Cali, Colombia over spring break with assistant professor Dr. Thor Gibbins. The students completed field experience in bilingual schools - one an affluent foreign-school and the other in a less-privileged area.

Students said the trip was eye-opening.

"We were able to compare education systems in the United States to those in Colombia," said Mckenzie Hyer, an Early Childhood/Childhood Education major from Cobleskill, NY. "We saw how some schools are given more opportunities and resources than others, just as you can observe in the United States, and to see how that influences children in both societies is something I will continue to consider as I grow as an educator."

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