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Study Abroad

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The University of North Georgia (UNG) College of Education provides multiple opportunities for students to study abroad while pursuing their education degree. All current opportunities are for seniors in their final spring internship.

Start your internship here in the states and finish it abroad in one of five locations.

  • england flagAvailable for all COE majors
  • Teach in British schools in Gloucester, England while living live in Cheltenham, England. 
  • Independent travel on the weekends
  • Program fees include accommodation, some meals, and in-country transportation
  • Timeline: Four weeks, March
  • Cost: Est. 3000 USD, inclusive of airfare and program fees
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New Zealand
  • new-zealand Available for all COE majors
  • Teach inquiry in the inquiry-focused environment on New Zealand.
  • Two week school placement and home stay on the North Island in Pukekohe, New Zealand
  • Group weekend excursion on the North Island (including Hobbiton)
  • One week of cultural excursions on the South Island
  • Timeline: Three weeks, March
  • Program fees include accommodation, some meals, some in-country transportation
  • Cost: Est. 4000 USD, inclusive of airfare and program fees
  • Brochure
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Erlangen/Nuremberg, Germany
  • germany streetTeach in English immersion German schools
  • No German language skills necessary
  • Partnership with Friedrich Alexander Universitat
  • Cultural experiences on the weekends to Munich, Berlin, Austria, etc.
  • Stay with host families
  • Dates: Feb 27-Mar 27
  • Cost: 3000 USD
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Valencia, Spain
  • city of valencia spainTeach at the American School of Valencia
  • Elementary, Middle, and Secondary majors
  • Private school, all classes taught in English
  • Independent travel on the weekends
  • Full 3 month internship: January-March
  • Lodging, transportation, and daily lunch included
  • Cost: 4500 USD
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Xian, China
  • street in chinaTeach at the Shaanxi Normal Experimental Primary School
  • Elementary and Middle grades majors
  • Teach in English immersion classes
  • Live on the school campus, organized cultural trips
  • One to three month internship: January-April
  • Lodging, transportation, and daily meals included
  • Cost: Est. 2500 USD
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Study Abroad Scholarship Information

Top 5 reasons to consider a UNG teaching internship abroad during your senior year:

5. Affordability

With payment plans, financial aid, scholarships, and a variety of other options, studying abroad is more affordable that you might think. We also have a variety of lower-cost options.

4. Statistics say a study abroad could help you get a job
Let’s face facts: it’s a tough job market out there. Having a study abroad on your resume (for any major) can help you stand out and land that first job or admission into graduate school. Check out these statistics!
3. Boost your multiculturalism (and your resume!) while teaching in English

With growing diversity in the classrooms, principals are looking for candidates with open minds and global experiences to back them up. Please note: There are no foreign language skill requirements for ANY of the program options.

2. Develop as a teacher in top-ranking countries
What better place to learn how to be a great teacher than from the greatest schools in the world? All of our current programs rank above the US on international performance indicators for math, reading, and science with China and Germany being our top two options. Check out the “snapshot” on this PISA report, page 5. Also, all programs are compatible with edTPA completion.
1. Grow as a person
Ask anyone who has ever done a study abroad, and they’ll tell you it was a life-changing experience they wouldn't trade for the world. What’s more, there’s some research to back that up. According to a German study on personality development, students who studied abroad showed improvements in openness, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness and emotional stability compared to their peers who did not study abroad.



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