Students interested in student teaching abroad may apply during their sophomore year for an overseas placement to be completed in their last year at Wheaton. These placements provide rich cross cultural experiences and unique challenges. 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 the last Friday in January. 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 $375 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, Paul Egeland.