As soon as students arrive on campus, they are encouraged to begin thinking about going abroad.
The benefits of international study are personal, societal, and professional: It broadens perspectives and cultivates open-minded leaders. By encouraging students to consider the experiences of people in their home contexts, it inspires empathetic connections that promote a more tolerant and just society. And, employers view the accompanying cultural competency as increasingly valuable.
The Lynch School encourages teacher education students to participate in an international pre-practicum and take advantage of opportunities to explore different countries and cultures. Although students may not complete methods courses abroad, they gain valuable experience.
To schedule a meeting, email the International Practicum Coordinator.
“At St. Joseph’s Marist College in Cape Town I came to understand from a new perspective the importance of meeting each individual student’s needs and teachers’ roles in promoting equity and social justice. I look forward to taking the skills that I developed abroad and applying them to my future experiences.”
We proudly send students each semester to countries across the globe to participate in international practicum experiences.
Keep in touch with these student teachers who have embarked on a mission to set the world aflame by reading the International Student Teacher Blog.