Ecuador COUN 515I

Multicultural Counseling

The course will examine the multicultural counseling, with an emphasis on being culturally responsive for work in clinical mental health and school counseling settings. students will be introducted to academic and experiential activities designed to increase awareness of their own cultural values, biases and personal assumptions in understanding and addressing the needs of underserved and diverse individuals, families, and communities. The course will facilitate learning theories and methods in multicultural counseling through fieldwork, case study and service learning at the Working Boys' Center in Quito, Ecuador. The Working Boy's Center, part of the Center for Working Families, is a human development project founded in 1964 by a Jesuit, Fr. John Halligan. 


Important Dates Date
Application Deadline Feb 5, 2017
Travel Dates Jun 25 - Jul 6, 2017
Pre-Trip Session: May 31, 2017
Post-session Jul 26, 2017
Expense Cost
USD Tuition $2,100
Global Study Fee $   350
Estimated Program Expenses $1,050*
Total Estimated Expense: $3,500

* Return airfare not included


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Please note: 

1. The estimated program costs includes accommodation, transportation for in-country program activities, 27 meals (9 breakfasts, 8 lunches and 10 dinners) and program costs. Students will need to budget for some additional meals and incidental costs.

2. Upon registration, you will be billed a non-refundable $150 deposit.

3. When you receive confirmation that you have been accepted to the course, you need to book your own flights.

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