Where Can I Student Teach Away/Abroad?

For UMF Elementary and Secondary Education students, there are opportunities to student-teach abroad/away in Alaska, Hong Kong, and South Korea. Each program varies in length, grade levels and disciplines, as well as financial structure.

ALASKA

Teacher with students in Alaska

Lower Kuskokwim School District (LKSD)

This program offers placements for Elementary and Secondary Education majors in remote school villages within the LKSD. For this full-semester (16 weeks) student teaching placement, participants will pay UMF for 16 credits of UMF tuition and fees. LKSD will provide round trip airfare, pickup and transportation to the school community, and shared housing with another school teacher, for the duration of their program, at no cost to the students.  Students will be responsible for all other costs and expenses associated with the program, including, but not limited to, meals, personal expenses, health insurance to include medical evacuation coverage, and other travel expenses while at LKSD.

HONG KONG

HKMA David Li Kwok Po College (HKMA)

This program offers placements for Secondary Education majors at HKMA, a For this 8-week student teaching placement, participants will pay UMF for 8 credits of UMF tuition and fees. HKMA will provide pickup and transportation to the school and on-site apartment housing for the University students, for the duration of their program, at no cost to the students. HKMA will also provide a monthly stipend to cover the cost of food. Students will be responsible for all other costs and expenses associated with the program, including, but not limited to, visa, airfare, personal expenses, and other travel expenses while at HKMA.

SOUTH KOREA

Daegu International School (DIS)

For this full-semester (16 weeks) student teaching placement, participants will pay UMF for 16 credits of UMF tuition and fees. DIS will provide on-site housing for the University students, for the duration of their program, at no cost to the students.  Students will be responsible for all other costs and expenses associated with the program, including, but not limited to, visa, airfare, transportation to school community, meals, personal expenses, health insurance to include medical evacuation coverage, and other travel expenses while at LKSD.

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