Students are encouraged to explore studying abroad.
The benefits of international study are personal, societal, and professional: Study abroad broadens perspectives and cultivates open-minded leaders. During home stays, students consider the experiences of people in their home contexts, inspiring empathetic connections that promote a more tolerant and just society. And, future 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, South Africa, I came to understand the importance of meeting each individual student’s needs and teachers’ roles in promoting equity and social justice. With this new perspective, I took the skills that I developed abroad and applied them to my experiences when I returned.”