UW-Eau Claire is partnered with EducatorsAbroad Student Teaching (EAST) program. EAST offers qualified students the opportunity to student teach in 52 countries located in every region of the world: Africa; Asia; Europe; the Middle East, and Central and South America. To date, UW-Eau Claire students have taught in Australia, Cameroon, Chile, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, India, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, Peru, South Africa, Thailand, and the United Kingdom.
On this program, you will complete eight weeks of student teaching in Wisconsin and ten weeks abroad. The types of schools were you would be teaching vary by country; you may be at a public, private, international, American, or boarding school. In all cases, the language of instruction is English.
Fall placements fit better into southern hemisphere calendars. Possible placements include Australia, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, India, New Zealand, Peru, South Africa & Thailand. Placements in the northern hemisphere are possible provided school calendars can be coordinated.
Spring placements are available worldwide since most schools are in session from February to June/July. Australia, Egypt, India and New Zealand are excellent options. Other good spring countries include Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, and Scotland.
HOUSING & MEALS
Many types of housing, including home stays, are available. Cooperating schools will advise and assist you in finding housing. However, you are ultimately responsible for arranging your own accommodations. This process may sound intimidating, but EAST indicates that past students have not had problems locating housing.
To learn about eligibility requirements, academic offerings, and the academic calendar; click here:Academics - EAST
Below you will find more information on program costs: Fall 2015 and Spring 2017
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Student teaching abroad is different than a traditional study abroad experience. Typically, students are not placed in large groups and in some cases may be the only student teacher at the host school. However, student teachers often have more contact with professionals in their field and community members than many study abroad participants do. Student teachers also have an opportunity to get involved in school activities. Past participants have gone paintballing and windsailing in Thailand and coached swimming in England.
I found my student teaching abroad experience to be the most beneficial and enjoyable professional development that I've ever been a part of. It was a great opportunity for me to further my teaching practice while becoming engrossed in a culture other than my own. I feel that my time spent inside of the school along within the surrounding community has been an opportunity of a lifetime for which I will never forget. Jeremy, New Zealand
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HOW TO APPLY:
To apply, read the application instructions on the How to Apply Page. Then return to this program brochure page, and click the 'apply now' button at the top of the page.