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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: www.gvsu.edu/cost
465C Richard M DeVos Center
The next application period opens May 30, 2020
Program Dates and Application Deadline
Program Dates: October 20, 2020 - December 13, 2020
Application Deadline: October 20, 2020 (Opens May 30, 2020)
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.
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
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