Resources for International Field Experiences

Whether you are a pre-service teacher seeking an international field placement for your student teaching experience, a faculty members seeking resources on providing these opportunities to your students, or a dean who wants to support student teaching abroad in your college, this list of resources can assist you in the process.

Global Teacher Education offers several articles and an annotated bibliography on international field experiences for researchers interested in this topic, and suggests the following resources:

Intercultural Student Teaching:  A Bridge to Global Competence

This book, edited by Kenneth Cushner and Sharon Brennan, provides a comprehensive set of resources on international student teaching opportunities.  The chapters explore a wide range of topics, including making a case for providing international field experiences, considerations for establishing a program abroad, suggestions for preparing students, and research on the impact of these experiences. 

Internationalizing Teacher Education

NAFSA:  Association of International Educators hosts a Colloquium on Internationalizing Teacher Education every year in conjunction with its annual conference.  It offers resources from past colloquia, which includes past presentations about overseas student teaching and resources for supporting international field experiences.

Resources for Internationalizing Teacher Education

A comprehensive list of agencies, programs, and articles – many of which focus on international field experiences for pre-service teachers – available on the Educators Abroad site.

Resources for Internationalizing Education

Links to policy documents, online resources, and assessment tools for intercultural competence, available on the Consortium of Overseas Student Teaching (COST) website.

Teacher Preparation for the Global Age

A report that features the internationalization efforts in colleges of education in the United States, published by the Longview Foundation

Faculty and Campus Strategies: 
Resources in the Field: