As soon as students arrive on campus, they are encouraged to begin thinking about going abroad.
The benefits of international study are personal, societal, and professional: It broadens perspectives and cultivates open-minded leaders. By encouraging students to consider the experiences of people in their home contexts, it inspires empathetic connections that promote a more tolerant and just society. And, employers view the accompanying cultural competency as increasingly valuable.
The Lynch School encourages teacher education students to participate in an international pre-practicum and take advantage of opportunities to explore different countries and cultures. Although students may not complete methods courses abroad, they gain valuable experience.
To schedule a meeting, email the International Practicum Coordinator.
“At St. Joseph’s Marist College in Cape Town I came to understand from a new perspective the importance of meeting each individual student’s needs and teachers’ roles in promoting equity and social justice. I look forward to taking the skills that I developed abroad and applying them to my future experiences.”