Dr. Crepaz won the Forum on Education Abroad’s 2018 Award for Excellence in Education Abroad Curriculum Design for his course called “Political Development” and will be presented the award in March.

“A central element for a successful study abroad program in the developing world is the degree to which students are integrated into the local communities by being hosted by a local university, giving them access to library, recreational and other resources and have students work and interact with local non-governmental organizations,” Crepaz stated explaining his instructional design. “This allows room for contact with the local population, and, combined with a course syllabus that is designed to bridge the gap between theory of development and its practical manifestation, makes for a  profound, full sensory, and authentic learning opportunity”.

The Forum on Education Abroad is recognized by the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission as the Standards Development Organization (SDO) for the field of education abroad.