Student Teaching

Student Teaching

International Student Teaching

We are proud to offer an ever-expanding list of international student teaching opportunities for university students. Students would complement their Wisconsin student teaching program with a short-term student teaching assignment in another country. These typically run for 2-6 weeks. We have offerings in  Ecuador, Jamaica, Mexico and Sweden. This is a great way for University of Wisconsin-Whitewater students to gain an international immersion experience. This global opportunity is ideal for education students who are unable to do a traditional study abroad program or want to build on their global experiences. We encourage all students to broaden their horizons and be competitive in the job market by participating in an international educational opportunity. Please browse through our program descriptions and feel free to visit the Center for Global Education to learn more about the exciting opportunities we have offer you. Please don't hesitate to set up an appointment with me if you have any questions about our international student teaching programs.

Dan Colleran
Global Experiences Coordinator

Teaching Destinations


Cuenca, Ecuador. Spring or Fall Semester 8 weeks.  Directed teaching will be at the bilingual Centros de Estudios Interamericanos (CEDEI) Elementary School. Cuenca, Ecuador is a World Heritage Site.

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Mandeville, Jamaica. Approximately 4 weeks during January. Students will go to Jamaica with the faculty advisor and live and work among the local population.

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Guanajuato, Mexico. Spring or Fall Semester 9 – 10 weeks. A program agreement between the University of Guanajuato and the College of Education is set up to offer student teaching in the elementary grades. Guanajuato is a World Heritage Site in north central Mexico.

Oaxaca, Mexico. Spring or Fall Semester 9 – 10 weeks. A program agreement between Collegio Bachilleres del Estado de Oaxaca (COBAO) and the College of Education is set up to offer student teaching in the secondary grades. Oaxaca is the center of indigenous culture in south central Mexico.

Both sites are ideal for ESL, bilingual education or Spanish.

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Umea, Sweden. Spring or Fall Semester 5 – 6 weeks. Placement is in elementary and early childhood levels in the same field as the Wisconsin assignment. Students will complete the student teaching at Umea Sweden and then return to UW-Whitewater for their Wisconsin assignment.

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