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May Term Courses Take Students Abroad

While many students spent May on Covenant’s campus for additional coursework, others took their learning abroad. Students traveled to Indonesia, Israel, Czech Republic, and Hungary for May term.


Dr. Daphne Haddad, professor of education, and Dr. Phil Horton, professor of education, traveled with a group of nineteen students to the Universitas Pelita Harapan (UPH) in Indonesia. Haddad and Horton taught Global Trends to the students, who also had the opportunity to hear from UPH faculty guests. UPH faculty guided the students through some basic language skills, Indonesian culture and history, government and politics, and traditional music and dance. During their time in Indonesia, the students lived on campus and connected with students at UPH and at the International Teachers College at UPH.


Seven students traveled with Evan Marbury, resident director of Carter Hall, to Israel for a three-week course on the historical and geographical settings of the Bible through Jerusalem University College. Students experienced the places they were studying, as they took walks through Jerusalem and spent time in Galilee.


Dr. Steve Kaufmann, professor of education, continued his long-time practice of taking education students to Europe where they gain practical experience preparing lessons and spend time learning about a new culture at international schools. Kaufmann and Dr. Sarah Donaldson, assistant professor of education, took twelve students to Europe—six spent their May term in Prague with Donaldson, and six traveled to Budapest with Kaufmann.


In addition to Covenant students’ May term travels, Prof. Kayb Joseph, professor of art, will take students to Florence, Italy, in July.