Welcome to International Student Teaching

I got by with a little help from my kids - cap made for IST by students

What is International Student Teaching?

Appalachian State University promotes preparation for citizenship in the interdependent world of the 21st century. Hence, the Office of Field Experiences of the Reich College of Education strives to provide its teacher candidates with a well-rounded education through multi-cultural and international opportunities. Students seeking the North Carolina teaching license are afforded opportunities to complete a portion of the student teaching experience in another country.

The Reich College of Education International Committee carefully screens candidates for this opportunity. Selected student teachers spend the first two-thirds of the student teaching semester in a North Carolina setting and the last one-third in an international school. International student teaching is an effective means of expanding understandings about teaching for the purpose of engaging in effective, culturally responsive teaching.

What will an International Student Teaching experience do for me?

Participation in International Student Teaching provides:

  • Greater global awareness
  • An authentic cultural experience
  • Experience with students around the world
  • Awareness of professional practices in other countries
  • Overseas travel
  • New experiences
  • Resume building

Something to think about…..

I urge you to travel.
As far and as much as possible.

Work ridiculous shifts to save your money.
Go without the latest iPhone.
Throw yourself out of your comfort zone.
Find out how other people live and realize that the world is a
much bigger place than the town you live in.

And when you come home,
home may still be the same, and yes, you may go back to the
same job, but something in your mind will have changed.

And trust me,
that changes everything.

- unknown

A Swiss Engagement

After touring the Chateau de Chillon which is located in the Swiss Alps and surrounded by Lake Geneva, Holly Baynard's boyfriend, Alex, proposed. She said YES! Best wishes!!!!

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Student Teachers

Once formally accepted into the International Student Teaching program complete the OIED application.