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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: Chinese, English, French, German, Spanish Housing Options: Apartment, Homestay, Hostels
Program Type: Internships Admin Fees: Yes
Application Fee: 50 Click here for a definition of this term Financial Aid Eligible: Yes
Program Description:
Educators Abroad
Educators Abroad (EA) provides an infrastructure through which interaction among educators in different cultural settings is nurtured so that a global perspective is integrated into educational policy and practice.

EA faculty (a global network of professional educators) work together to foster cross-cultural understanding and develop the professional abilities of educators. They achieve this goal through close working relationships with accredited universities and host schools worldwide and active participation in international education organizations such as the International Society for Teacher Education (ISTE) and International Council on Education for Teaching (ICET).

Student Teaching Guidelines to Consider

Educators Abroad provides qualified, program-approved students to do one quarter (roughly 10-weeks) of their regular education student teaching abroad. Educators Abroad is considered by the UWL School of Education as one of the "out-of-area" placement options for student teaching.

The School of Education leadership team has established a policy that students must do their Educators Abroad experience during the second quarter of their student teaching semester. This policy was based upon feedback from previous student experiences and further review by the Office of  Field Experience and Student Teaching.

Other considerations

Placement Considerations:
  • Students should select placements in English-speaking schools
  • Students are discouraged from selecting placements in Australia/New Zealand as their school calendars will not allow students to complete a placement within the regular UWL placement "window."
Estimated Fees:
Fees will vary depending on where students plan to complete their student teaching placement. Cost of living will vary based on country and location of student placement.
Students can expect the following fees to be included for the student teaching placement
  • EA program fee
  • UWL Tuition fee (based on specific credit load for individual students)
Other out of pocket expenses:
  • Airfare/Travel
  • Accommodations
  • Meals
  • Personal Spending

Student Eligibility

In order to be eligible for the Educators Abroad program, students must:
  • Have completed all academic classes and requirements within their education program, in order to be eligible to student teach
  • Received approval from the Office of Field Experience and Student Teaching to consider an Educators Abroad program
In order to remain eligible for your Educators Abroad program (post application, acceptance, and placement within EA program), students must:
  • Complete a successful local placement during the first quarter of their student teaching semester
  • Maintain a minimum 3.0 grade point average
Students must also complete the edTPA/ portfolio requirements before leaving the country IN ADDITION to FORT if required by the program
How to Start the Application Process
Before starting an Educators Abroad Application, students must begin the application and approval office with the Office of Field Experience

Once students have received approval from the Office of Field Experience to continue with the EA program, students will need to start the application process with the International Education & Engagement (IEE) office AND Educators Abroad. The IEE office will assist students with understanding the financial obligations and costs related to their EA experience, as well as provide pre-departure orientation information for students. Educators Abroad will work more closely with student teacher candidates to select a country, prepare for their teaching abroad, and provide necessary recommendations and on-site supervision of the student teacher candidate while on their program.

Student teaching candidates have to keep in mind that it is their own responsibility to communicate ALL travel and placement details to both the School of Field Experience and International Education & Engagement office prior to their departure.

NOTE: Students who select placement locations with non-traditional calendar placements (i.e., Australia/New Zealand) may delay their graduation within the semester, delay the certification process, and may result in additional tuition costs if student teaching placement needs to be extended to accommodate non-traditional calendar placements.

For more information regarding the School of Education and student teaching requirements, please contact Office of Field Experience.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2021 03/01/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2022 10/15/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.