Special Education Best Buddies program at Central Michigan University

Study Abroad Opportunities

​​​​​​​​​​Study Abroad with Special Education​
Intellectual Disability in Denmark offers students the chance to earn essential course credit while experiencing special education from a cross cultural perspective. Students will begin coursework on campus followed by 10 days exploring structures, perspectives and philosophy of disability and services in Denmark. 

Upcoming Events and Important Dates
Upcoming Informational Sessions
For more information about the program, feel free to join me on one of the following dates
  • Wednesday, October 7th from 1:00pm-2:00pm in EHS 330
  • Friday, October 9th from 9:00am-10:00am in EHS 330​​
  • ​Monday, October 12th from 7:00pm-8:00pm in EHS 330
Course Options
  • SPE 519: Students with Cognitive Impairment
  • SPE 521: Teaching with Students with Cognitive Impairment
  • SPE 545: Special Topics Course: International Studies in Special Education.
  • (519 & 521 double count as University Program courses if taken through the Denmark Study Abroad ​Experience​!)

In Denmark, you get to...​
  • Visit other school programs and adult day services
  • Collaborate with Danish students 
  • Interact with individuals with disabilities
  • Discuss with disability advocacy groups 
  • Talk with members of the Danish Ministry of Education
  • Take part in cultural tours and site visits

Summer 2016 Dates

On Campus ​

Orientation ​
(All)- May 13 from 9:00am-3:50pm
SPE 519- May 16-20 from 9:00am-3:50pm
SPE 521- May 23-27 from 9:00am-3:40pm


Arrive May 30th (most planes will depart the previous day)
Depart June 10th


  • Program fee $2,500-$2,800 (includes housing, travel for designated course trips, and all meals), 
  • Airfare: $1200-$1600 from Detroit and Chicago. You may find rates well below $1000 from Toronto
  • Tuition for 1-6 credits
  • Additional spending money (*optional for additional meals, souvenirs, & optional activities)
  • Passport (if you do not have one)- roughly $140-$170

For updates and mo​re information, please visit: http://www.jordanshurr.com/study-abroad.html

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