International Teaching Externship in Germany

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

Program Description

The CSB/SJU Education International Teaching Externship (ITE) program is a 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 that you participate in following your teaching internship (student teaching) experience in the US.  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 for job applications.  ITE will be a professional adventure you will never forget! 

Germany location - Creative inspiration between Rhine and Ruhr: the University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE) is located in the European region with the highest density of institutions of higher learning. UDE is the newest university in North Rhine-Westphalia and one of the largest universities in Germany. You will have the opportunity to choose to work in one of several schools that cooperate with UDE.

Program Cost

The German ITE program does not have a program fee. The estimated program cost is $3,100 - $3,200. Students will also be given a $500 stipend to help offset cost.

Estimated fees include:

Round trip international airfare from Minneapolis to Dusseldorf, Germany $1400     
International insurance and student card $   22
UDE Local rail/bus pass $ 350
Essen lodging (shared apartment) $32 per day x 30 nights $ 960
Essen meals $32 x per day x 30 days $ 960

Total Fees:

Stipend to offset costs


-  500

Total Estimated Cost after Stipend*

*This estimate does not include personal spending money. 












  • Complete e-application submitted by First Day of C Mod, 6:00pm, during the semester prior to the ITE program
  • 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 provide 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 pre-departure ITE cohort meetings
  • Valid passport at time of departure
  • Students must have an ability to pay all travel expenses and personal expenses including room and board
  • Visa- Germany has a 90-day guest visa arrangement so no visa is needed. Remember when you arrive you are to state you are there as a tourist only, not as a student or worker.

Suggested Timetable

Fall Student Teaching:

  • Department for ITE site in mid-January
  • Arrive in host country by defined date - TBA
  • Work in host K-12 schools as teaching assistant or team-teacher for 3 or 4 weeks
  • Return to USA or travel on own

Spring Student Teaching:

  • Departure mid-May after graduation
  • Arrive in host country by defined date - TBA
  • Work in host K-12 schools as teaching assistant or team-teacher for 3 or 4 weeks
  • Return to USA or travel on own

ITE Director Professor Janet Grochowski, Chair