Belize: International Teaching Externship

Winter: Mid-January to Mid-February
Summer: Mid-May to Mid-June

 

Program Description:

The CSB/SJU International Teaching Externship (ITE) program is a 3-4 week international opportunity where students will have a chance to work as a teaching assistant and/or team teacher in one of several locations.  The ITE program is a professional teaching experience you participate in following your teaching internship (student teaching) experience in the US. ITE partners with ProWorld to provide on-site support in Belize.  It is an additional opportunity to put your teaching skills into use in an international environment as you work with an on-site cooperating teacher. Teaching internationally is a great way to set yourself apart from others on job applications. ITE will be a professional adventure you will never forget!

Program Cost:

The estmiated program cost is $3,200 - $3,300. Each student will also be given a $500 stipend to offest program costs.

This estimated price includes:

  • Full room and board (bunk house or home stays)
  • All onsite domestic transportation upon arrival
  • Roundtable discussion with community/school members
  • Transportation to and from schools each day
  • One cultural or adventure activity per week
  • Pre-trip organizational discussions and program materials
  • Extensive staff support throughout all phases of the program
  • 24-hour emergency access to support staff and offices
  • Travel insurance for each participant
  • Liability insurance for CSB/SJU and students

The estimated price does not include:

  • Airfare (estimated at $750-800)
  • Personal spending money

 

Requirements:

  • Completed e-application submitted by First Day of C Mod, 6:00pm, during the semester prior to the ITE program
  • http://csbsju.edu/Education/Student-Resources.htm
  • You will complete 16 weeks of student teaching in the US
  • Application approval by the ITE Director
  • Once approved, submit non-refundable deposit of $200 by date provided with approval notice.
  • Once deposit is received, Education will register you for EDUC 368 (1-2) during same semester as student teaching
  • Signed contract with Education regarding EDUC 368 and stipend requirements
  • Attendance at two pre-ITE and on post-ITE cohort meetings
  • Valid passport at the time of departure
  • Students must have an ability to pay all travel expenses and personal expenses including room and board

Timeline

Winter Program:

  • Student Teaching: August to mid December
  • Departure: third week in January (best airfares often found about four to six months out)
  • Arrival in host country - defined date TBA
  • Work in host country K-12 schools as teaching assistant or team-teacher for 4 weeks
  • Return to USA or travel on own

Summer Program:

  • Student Teaching: January to late April or early May
  • Departure: third week in May (best airfare often found about four to six months out)
  • Arrival in host country- defined date TBA
  • Work in host country K-12 schools as teaching assistant or team-teacher for 4 weeks
  • Return to USA or travel on own

ITE Director Professor Janet Grochowski, PhD, Chair