Student Teach in Another Country

Student Spotlight

By participating in the Global Gateway International Student Teaching Experience, I was able to spend the last eight weeks of my student teaching experience living and teaching in Cork, Ireland. This was truly a transformative experience that allowed me to see firsthand how Family and Consumer Sciences courses are taught in other parts of the world. The most exciting part of this experience was being able to live and work in another country and getting to really experience the Irish educational system and feel connected to the school and students that I taught while I was there. I learned so much from my students and this experience helped me develop a stronger understanding of schools in a global context. William Wilton
William Wilton
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Student Teach in Another Country

Immerse yourself in another culture while gaining real-world teaching experience. Through Global Gateway for Teachers, fulfill your student teaching requirements and gain a new perspective on teaching practices in the United States. Our programs are recognized as some of the most rigorous and innovative available, as well as the most affordable.

Current Opportunities: Australia, China, Costa Rica, Ecuador, England, Germany, Ghana, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Norway, Russia, Scotland, Spain, Tanzania, Wales

Current Teaching Opportunities

What You’ll Teach

Student teachers must be placed in English-speaking countries, unless you are fluent in your host country's native language. In your placement, you can expect to teach classes in your licensing areas (elementary education, secondary mathematics, English, Social Sciences, and so on.).

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Foreign Language

There are no foreign-language proficiency requirements for most locations. In Costa Rica and Ecuador, we recommend basic Spanish-language proficiency. In Spain, conversational Spanish proficiency is required. We do encourage participants to learn basic words and sentences in their host country’s native language, either by enrolling in an introductory course or using self-study materials.

Your choice of host country should be dictated by your professional goals as well as your personal preferences.

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Participants must meet all the College of Education and Human Sciences eligibility requirements for student teaching, which include:

  • GPA requirements for your licensure area
  • Completion of all professional course work toward your degree
  • For foreign-language majors, a passing score on the Foreign Language Proficiency exam (usually taken at the end of your junior year)

In addition, you will also need to fulfill the Nebraska Department of Education and CEHS student teaching requirements of 16 weeks. Students are required to complete a minimum of 10 weeks in the United States and 6 weeks internationally, in preparation for an Nebraska teacher’s license.


Students will be responsible for their regular UNL tuition, as well as fees related to student teaching and practicum coursework. Students are also responsible for travel and living expenses during their stay; these costs vary depending on the country you choose to visit. Grants and scholarships are available for students who want to participate.

For more information

Tylee Hanson Director of Field Experiences