International Student Teaching

Students interested in student teaching abroad may apply during their sophomore year for an international placement to be completed fall of their last year at Wheaton. These placements provide rich cross cultural experiences and connections to international teaching networks. Each year, the Education Department hosts an information meeting in late fall for students who might be interested in international student teaching. Student applications are due in early February. For further information, please visit the Education Department.

Each applicant is considered on his or her own merit. Preference is given to students who exhibit characteristics suitable for these placements, have previous cross cultural experiences, and have a strong academic foundation in their major and in education courses. Students accepted for this program must attend a weekend retreat/orientation in April which precedes the student teaching semester. This experience involves a $425 fee for the retreat and securing the international placement. Students are also responsible for their own transportation to and from the host international school. For more information stop by the Education Department or contact the coordinator of the international student teaching program, Dr. Sara Vroom Fick.