Geauxing Global: A Day in the Life

March 8, 2018

Baton Rouge, LA - Globally engaged. Collaborative. Culturally competent. All are words used to describe the Geaux Global exchange program through the LSU College of Human Sciences & Education. Geaux Global allows teachers the opportunity to teach English as a second language in Chile while living with a Chilean host family. Graduate student, Caroline Hulin, experienced Chilean culture first-hand and gained a new perspective on teaching through this unique summer abroad program.

This professional development program provides in-service and pre-service teachers the chance to teach in a Chilean classroom in partnership with Chilean teachers and students. The English focused school and the LSU team provide enriching professional development experiences for all participants. In addition to classroom experiences and professional development, participants live with host families and are able to better understand the cultural, emotional, and developmental supports provided to second-language learners.

While teaching in Chile, Hulin experienced the mutual benefits of staying with a host family and their two sons, enrolled in her school. Hulin was able to engage more richly with the local culture and enhance her Spanish-speaking skills while also enriching her host family’s English language education.

Hulin was published in Childhood Explorer, an international publication of the Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI), with a story she wrote about a day in the life of one of the children in her host home.

To view her narrative from her student’s point-of-view click here.

Chile Mountain

Hulin with her host family

About SOE
The LSU School of Education (SOE) offers graduate and undergraduate programs in Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Leadership and Research, and Counseling, including two completely online master’s programs. SOE offers a range of professional and academic degree programs that focus on preparing students for careers in education, research, policy formation and implementation, as well as program oversight. The School’s mission is to prepare P-12 educational professionals to be leaders, practitioners, and scholars knowledgeable in contemporary educational issues. SOE is part of the College of Human Sciences & Education.  

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About CHSE
The College of Human Sciences & Education (CHSE) is a nationally accredited division of Louisiana State University. The college is comprised of the School of Education, the School of Kinesiology, the School of Leadership & Human Resource Development, the School of Library & Information Science, the School of Social Work, and the University Laboratory School. These combined schools offer 8 undergraduate degree programs, 18 graduate programs, and 7 online graduate degree and/or certificate programs, enrolling more than 1,900 undergraduate and 1,120 graduate students. The College is committed to achieving the highest standards in teaching, research, and service and is committed to improving quality of life across the lifespan.

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