Global travel practicum trips are an optional component of the program but offer incredibly rewarding opportunities for the Ph.D. students of Indiana Tech. The goal is to apply concepts studied in the classroom setting to real world international locations. Students gain practical experience in international cultures, enhance research skills, and integrate experiential learning.
The program typically offers two to three international trips per year, each averaging eight to ten days in length. Destinations have included countries from nearly every corner of the globe. Ph.D. students are also given the opportunity to request individual global practicum opportunities.
The academic component of a global practicum often includes journaling, research, and written assignments. Students can earn up to six credits toward their concentration core requirement with global practicum credit.