Dr. Jill Newton has been a professor in the Math Education Department of the College of Education since 2008. She started the Tanzania study abroad program in 2010, and has been taking education and non-education students since. The program goes for a month and the students get to teach in local schools and experience small town life in Tanzania. Students take classes to get towards their Global Studies minor, and get to live at Fish Eagle Point during their stay. The curriculum is focused on teaching across cultures and learning about the education system worldwide, but most importantly, students are given the opportunity to interact and learn from a culture other than their own. Students leave with more knowledge about service learning and being a good global citizen. They are given the tools to serve in their own communities, and have memories that will last them a lifetime. Dr. Newton's program gives students the opportunity to grow and develop beyond the curriculum.
Arnholt, Kylie; Copp, Emma; Hock, Kelly; and Marsden, Meredith
"Profile Interview with Dr. Jill Newton,"
Purdue Journal of Service-Learning and International Engagement: Vol. 7
Available at: https://docs.lib.purdue.edu/pjsl/vol7/iss1/25