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2013 International Initiatives

International Initiatives

The Office of International Initiatives assists students, faculty, and staff who are interested in international programs and opportunities.  During the summer of 2013, Dr. Jason Burrow-Sanchez, Jennifer Shontz Burro-Sanchez, and Dr. Susan Johnston worked collaboratively to offer two study abroad programs.  One study abroad program went to Morocco and one went to Peru. Both programs are designed to provide participants with hands-on opportunities to further develop the knowledge, understanding, and skills integral to becoming culturally competent and responsive professionals.

As part of the 15 day program in Morocco, participants attended educational seminars, engaged in debates with students from a local college, taught English to middle school students, and explored Casablanca, Fez, Rabat, and Marrakech. As part of the 10 day program in Peru, participants took Spanish lessons, visited local schools, interacted with local teachers, and explored Cusco, Pisac, and Machu Picchu.

Due to the continued success of both Study Abroad Programs, these programs will be offered again during the summer of 2014.  Although the study abroad programs to Peru and Morocco are offered through the College of Education, there are no pre-requisites for participation and participants do not need to be students at the University of Utah in order to participate.

Questions regarding these study abroad programs and other international initiatives should be directed to Susan Johnston, Ph.D., Director of International Initiatives and Professor in the Department of Special Education at

Last Updated: 3/15/21