Consortium for Overseas Student Teaching

Established in 1972, COST is a collaboration of 15 colleges and universities in the United States that provides opportunities for its students to have quality student teaching experiences in overseas settings.  Grand Valley State University currently serves as headquarters and coordinates international placements.  We work closely with university and school representatives from the United States and around the world to promote global understanding, intercultural communication, and a meaningful educational experience. 

Please note: COST applicants will apply via OASIS under the "Faculty-led" category.

Learn more:

Program Coordinator:

Sherie Klee

465C Richard M DeVos Center


3.0 GPA Required
English Language Requirement

Program Dates and Application Deadline

Fall 2020

Program Dates: October 20, 2020 - December 13, 2020
Application Deadline: October 20, 2020

Application Deadlines: 

For Winter placement: July 15

For Fall placement: January 15


*Fulfills General Education Global perspectives and fulfills 1 General Education Issues requirement (reflection required). Students must take 1 GVSU Issues course before or after teaching abroad in order to completely fulfill the Issues General Education requirement.
*Reflection required

For more information on General Education Requirements, click here

Cost and Scholarships

See Finances for cost break down of all COST programs.


Must be admitted to the College of Education

Undergraduate GPA: 3.0

Already Applied


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Contact Information

Padnos International Center
130 Lake Ontario Hall

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