Know Your Destination

You are considering perhaps one of the most challenging experiences in your preparation as a teacher; that of completing all or part of your student teaching experience overseas.  We applaud you for considering this experience, especially in these increasingly global and multicultural times.  Teachers who have significant intercultural experiences can be instrumental in bringing about many changes and awareness of cultural differences in our schools and society.  We hope this is you one day!

This is probably an extremely exciting time for you. It may also be a time of stress to you and your family as there are many uncertainties that will surface.  As you continue to await news of your placement and explore your possible destinations there are some things we would like you to consider.  While this experience may be the most impactful one you will ever have, it is not without its difficult moments, and while not predicting that you will have difficulty, we would nevertheless like you to consider some potential challenges and issues you may encounter.

Country & Program Information

China Corridor

Key Things To Know

Key Things to Know

Be a Savvy Traveler

Busy Streets

Health & Safety

Health & Safety Abroad

Living Abroad

Living Abroad

Language Preparation


Culture Shock

Streets of Taiwan

COST Guide

Participant Guide

Acclimation Guides

Glimpse Guides