College of Education

COST - Consortium of Overseas Student Teachers

WHAT: Consortium of Overseas Student Teachers
WHO: 15 universities across the continental U.S.
WHERE: Universities in 16 countries world-wide
WHEN: Application deadlines:
  • January 15 for students scheduled to student teach the fall semester of that same calendar year
  • July 1 for students scheduled to student teach the winter semester of the following calendar year
  • $150 processing fee at time of application submittal
  • $900 supervision and placement fee due upon departure
  • GVSU tuition for semester (as usual)
  • Transportation
  • Room and board varies depending upon student preference, availability, and rate of monetary exchange - ($75 to 200 per week)
Student Requirements:
  • Admission into College of Education
  • GPA 3.0
  • Sufficient health and qualified health insurance
  • Registration with GVSU as study abroad student
  • Passport
  • FBI clearance
  • Applicable visa
  • Sense of adventure
Miscellaneous Facts:
  • Students complete 7-9 weeks of student teaching in a traditional setting placed by GVSU prior to departure
  • Student complete an additional 7-9 weeks overseas placement depending upon school calendar
  • All receiving sites use English as first language
  • Supervising teacher and GVSU coordinator are notified of student’s pending application prior to placement
  • Student requirements such as unit plans and class supervision are accelerated and met before departure
  • All students are supervised in accordance to GVSU standards by cooperating teachers and university personnel at receiving sites

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