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  • Locations: Alcala, Spain; Chengdu, China; Copenhagen, Denmark; Istanbul, Turkey; Nijmegen, Netherlands; Oslo, Norway; Zurich, Switzerland
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Restrictions: GSU applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Abroad Year Application Deadline Decision Date Program Start Date Program End Date
Spring 2018 09/01/2017 ** N/A TBA TBA

** Students will be notified of acceptance by email and through their online application.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: GSU Program Director: Dr. Laura Meyers
Sponsoring College: College of Education Sponsoring Department: Early Childhood Education
Credit Type: GSU Credit Credit Level: Graduate Credit, Undergraduate Credit
Program Description:
 
ECEE Student Teaching Exchange Programs
APPLICATION DEADLINE: APRIL 15, 2016

The Program: Student teach in China, Denmark, Korea, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, or Turkey! Students will travel the last 5 weeks of spring (or fall) semester in lieu of their ESOL/DUAL field placement in Atlanta; students may opt to extend their return date and travel independently. Note: DUAL student teachers are able to participate pending availability of their required field placement in a middle/high school with children with disabilities. B-5 students are eligible to participate. Accepted student teachers will travel independently & complete 5 weeks (i.e., 25 days) of their required ESOL/DUAL field placement abroad as part of an established exchange program in one of our partner countries. Accepted student teachers are required to register for ECE 4700/8000 (3 credit hours); student teachers will participate in 3-5 pre-trip class sessions to prepare for going abroad.
 

Student Teaching Exchange Program Locations:
 
Chengdu, China (fall only)
Copenhagen, Denmark (fall only)
Nijmegen, Netherlands (fall/spring)
Oslo, Norway (fall only)
Alcala, Spain (fall only)
Zurich, Switzerland (fall/spring)
Istanbul, Turkey (fall/spring)

• All programs are open to BSED-ESOL/DUAL & B-5 students who will be student teaching.
• Accepted student teachers travel independently to their selected country; you can note within your application that you would like to travel with a specific peer(s).
• Travel will occur during the student teaching ESOL/DUAL field placement (i.e., last 5 weeks of the semester). Student teachers may opt to extend their stay and travel. Note: All dates are tentative and must be approved by the host university abroad.
• Accommodations vary by location (e.g., student housing, flat, hostel, host family) as do meal plans (e.g., university meal plan, cook in your own/shared kitchen, provided by host family).
• Accepted student teachers are required to register for ECE 4700/8000 (3 credits). A syllabus will be provided.  Preparation activities, readings, & discussions will occur during 3-5 pre-trip class sessions. Accepted student teachers will also register for and earn credit from their host university abroad (no charge for abroad-tuition).
• In addition to teaching English in their field placements, student teachers can independently arrange weekend trips, visit historical sites, etc. (expenses not included in cost estimate).
• Cost: Please see examples below for Switzerland and China. Typically, cost estimates are between $2400-4500. Includes an estimate of airfare, accommodations & possibly meals (if staying with host family, for example), some ground transportation, health/travel insurance, & study abroad fees. Cost estimate does not include GSU tuition, passport, visa, meal plans/eating out, or spending money for souvenirs/shopping/weekend travel.
• Note: When applying, you will be asked to list your 1st, 2nd, and 3rd choices of locations. If you are only willing to go to one location, please only list the one location. 

Eligibility: Georgia State University ECEE students "student teaching" in the fall or spring semesters AND enrolled in either BSEd ESOL/DUAL or B-5. Accepted applicants will successfully complete their Atlanta-based field placements and any Atlanta-based field/course requirements prior to departure and complete their remaining ESOL/DUAL field placement overseas. 

Estimated Program Costs:

Student Teaching in Zurich, Switzerland for 5 weeks:

Airfare: $1300 USD
Room & Board: $800 USD (staying with host family)
Ground transportation: $300 USD (bus to/from airport & school)
Health/travel insurance: $60 USD (student teachers should purchase more if traveling after 5-week field placement)
Swiss university fees: $0 (no charge for Swiss tuition)
Visa: $0 (not required)
Study Abroad Fees: $300USD
Total Estimate: $2760+USD


Student Teaching in Chengdu, China for 5 weeks:

Airfare: $1500 USD
Room & Board: $300 USD (staying with host family)
Ground transportation: $100 USD (bus to/from airport & school)
Health/travel insurance: $60 USD (student teachers should purchase more if traveling after 5-week field placement)
Chinese university fees: $0 (no charge for Chinese tuition)
Visa: $170 USD
Study Abroad Fees: $300 USD
Total Estimate: $2430+USD
Please Note: For all ECE Programs cost estimates do not include GSU tuition, passport, or spending money for souvenirs, shopping, weekend travels, or eating out.

Application Deadline: April 15, 2016
 

Contact: Dr. Laura Meyers
Email: lemeyers@gsu.edu