Office of Field Experiences
Overseas Student Teaching
Woodring students may complete their student teaching internship overseas in English-language based international, state, and private schools.
Placements are made through EducatorsAbroad (EA).
Placements are 10 weeks in length.
Elementary Education Program students are required to complete Quarter 1 and Quarter 2 of the year-long internship in a local, stateside school. This international option is only possible for the final 3rd quarter.
Placements are made in all parts of the world and all terms, including Summer.
Placements are made in English-speaking or English/Bilingual International, Private, and State schools.
Overseas placements meet all Woodring and Washington State requirements for internship placements.
Please see the following for additional program information:
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If you would like to student teach in a unique setting and increase your ability to work with a new curriculum, try new strategies, learn a new culture, and potentially work with numerous English-language learners, then you may be interested in an overseas student teaching placement.
Schools, cultures, learning expectations, academic standards, etc. make this a different experience and one that requires flexibility, independence, strong people skills, an open-mind, and the ability to make adjustments. Please do not expect an overseas school to be similar to a Washington public school – they are not. If you desire an internship in a school that is similar, a stateside placement will probably be your best choice.
However, overseas placements are a viable choice, but not for every intern. Consider carefully what you would like to learn from your internship, what type of experiences you would like, what your long-term professional goals are, and then make a decision (stateside or overseas) that is most aligned to enhancing your effectiveness as an educator.