Short-Term Student Teaching Abroad

The Short-Term Student Teaching Abroad program allows Elementary & Early Childhood Education (EECE) and Secondary Education (SECED) students to travel overseas for five to eight weeks after a twelve week student teaching placement in Pennsylvania.


Short-Term Student Teaching Abroad placements are available in Australia, China, Costa Rica, Ecuador, England, Greece, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Russia, Scotland, Spain, and Turkey.


  • Tuition and Fees: no extra tuition or fees on top of your regular student teaching semester credits.
  • Airfare: varies based on country.
  • Room and Board: varies based on country and individual placement. Rough estimate: $80-$250 per week; generally more expensive in western Europe.
  • Insurance: through HTH Students ($80) - required by Penn State.
  • Registration Fee: $200, non-refundable.
  • Program Fee: $800, half-refundable after placement is made.
  • Passport and Visa Fees: $100+
  • Rough Total Estimate: $1800-$3600


Registration requires the following information:

  • Country request
  • Student autobiography
  • School experiences/resume
  • Unofficial transcript (list of courses)
  • Pennsylvania State Police Clearance
  • International Medical Insurance ($68)
  • Three passport photos
  • Registration Fee ($200)
  • Program Fee ($800)

More information about the registration packet is available through the College of Education's International Programs website.

Students are also required to attend and participate in two Student Teaching Abroad workshops on two Saturdays during the semester prior to student teaching.

Registration Due Dates

  • Fall 2015/2016: registrations will be due December 1, 2014.
  • Spring 2016/2017: registrations will be due April 1, 2015.
  • Fall 2016: registrations will be due December 1, 2015.
  • Spring 2017: registrations will be due April 1, 2016.

Contact Information

  • Leila Bradaschia

    (814) 867-0511
  • Office of International Programs
    College of Education
    102 Chambers Building