Consortium for Overseas Student Teaching
"I received four job offers in two days.. . the thing that impressed the principals the most was all of my study abroad experience." - Ellen Christian, Berry graduate
Twenty Berry students have participated in overseas student teaching since 1998. Teaching outside the US provides valuable professional and personal experience.
Am I eligible?
All students who meet the admission to Teacher Education criteria and maintain a 3.0 GPA are eligible to apply for overseas student teaching. ESOL must be completed beforehand. Students must complete the application, get letters of recommendation and be approved by the CSEHS Admissions and Certification Committee.
When does it happen?
The teaching abroad experience is offered the first seven weeks of the spring semester in the senior year. Juniors should apply by March 30.
Where can I go?
The following countries are suitable for the Berry student teaching calendar: Bahamas, Ecuador, England, Germany, Ireland, Mexico and Switzerland. China may be available in 2011!
How much does COST cost?
Participants pay Berry College tuition fees for the semester, plus a $200 fee to COST. All transportation, room and board, passport, visa and insurance costs are paid by the student.
Where will I live?
Depending on placement, housing possibilities include host family, sharing an apartment and residence hall living.
Who supervises my student teaching?
Supervision may be provided by the director or principal of the school, a senior teacher, an educator specially employed for this purpose, and/or a professor from the COST program.
EDU 222 may be completed as an independent study while student teaching abroad. Contact your academic adviser.