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International Student Teaching

Department of Education


International student teaching placements are made by the Field Experiences office AFTER a teacher candidate applies for student teaching. STEP, IESE and UECH faculty review the teacher candidates application and decide if the student teacher can student teacher abroad. Education teacher candidates who have been accepted to student teach internationally will have two 8 week placements, one abroad and one in MN or WI. In the international placement, a professor from a local college or school will supervise teacher candidates. 

For more information about studying abroad please visit the Study Abroad Office.

International Student Teaching Sites


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Laura Brown

SloveniaPostojama CastleLjubljana City Center

Student Experiences

Emily Dockendorf 
Integrated Elementary and Special Education Major
International Student Teacher - Ljubljana, Slovenia
It (Slovenia) is absolutely amazing! We have been traveling every weekend so far, but are staying in Ljubljana this weekend to help with a world cup competition that DKIS is hosting. It will be an amazing experience! The education system here is so different, it is taking a little of adjustment and trial/error to figure out how to fulfill the inquiry-cycle with such a diverse group of learners. The school is amazing, and I can't believe I get to participate and learn in this environment everyday. 


Malorie Davidson
Integrated Elementary and Special Education 
International Student Teacher - Ljubljana, Slovenia
The teachers at Danila Kumar International School were very helpful and taught me many new techniques I plan to use in the future. I was placed in a 4th and 5th-grade classroom. I really benefited from this placement because I was able to see how two different classrooms are run. I received double the exposure to different students as well which strengthened my educating skills. Each class had a different English proficiency so my communication within the class changed depending on the students I was talking to. I gained so much knowledge through communicating and explaining concepts to students.  When I wasn't at school I took advantage of the weekends and traveled a lot. While abroad I went to the Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Hungary, and spent some time in different areas of Slovenia. I learned so much from traveling to different cultures and fully immersed myself in the experience.  This experience has had such a positive impact on my life and myself as an educator. I look forward to applying my new knowledge to my upcoming student teaching placement. 

Photo credits: Morgan Cunningham, Laura Brown, Courtney Krefting, Emily Dockendorf, and Malorie Davidson