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  • Locations: Nijmegen, Netherlands
  • Program Terms: Spring
  • Restrictions: GSU applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: GSU Program Director: Dr. Cathy Amanti
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: October 19, 2018

The Program: Student teach in the Netherlands or Switzerland! Students will travel the last 3-4 weeks of spring 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 3-4 weeks (i.e., 15-20 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 3 credits (ECE 4662/ESOL, ECE 4661/DUAL, or BRFV 4661 - international sections); student teachers will participate in 3-5 pre-trip class sessions to prepare for going abroad.

Student Teaching Exchange Program Locations:
Nijmegen, Netherlands
Zurich, Switzerland

  • 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 3-4 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 3 credits (ECE 4662/ESOL, ECE 4661/DUAL, or BRFV 4661 - international sections). 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 example below for the Netherlands. 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 and 2nd 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 spring semester 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 Nijmegen, Netherlands for 3-4 weeks:

Airfare: $1200 USD
Room & Board: $600 USD (international student cottage)
Ground transportation: $150 USD (trains & bikes)
Health/travel insurance: $50 USD (student teachers should purchase more if traveling after 3-4 week field placement)
Swiss university fees: $0 (no charge for Dutch tuition)
Visa: $0 (not required)
Total Estimate: $2490+USD

Application Deadline: October 19, 2018

Contact: Dr. Laura Meyers


This program is currently not accepting applications.