As culture changes, so do philosophies of teaching and learning. Studying abroad as an education major will not only sharpen your global thinking, but expose you to teaching practices you might not otherwise encounter. Once you have your teaching license, you might use pedagogical tools learned abroad in your own classroom, and in this way cultivate further global awareness.
While there is no single career trend for education majors, students find jobs working as public school teachers, school administrators, speech pathologists, special education instructors, paraeducators, and more. Experience abroad will distinguish you as someone who can prepare students to relate to cultural difference, and this will give you a competitive edge when applying for teaching and other education-related positions.
As an education major, various study abroad opportunities are available to you. From eight-week summer and winter programs to programs that span the academic year, there are plenty of opportunities for you to earn credit toward your degree.
Education majors are especially encouraged to apply for the Indiana University Global Gateway for Teachers Program, an 8-week student teaching program through which you can complete half of your student teaching abroad. (Limitations apply for English, foreign language, and special education teachers. For details, see the Special Considerations  section of this site.) Information about the Global Gateway program and other study abroad programs recommended for education majors can be found here .
As you plan your study abroad experience, be sure to consult with advisors in the College of Education and in the Office for Study Abroad to discuss which overseas courses will transfer for credit upon your return. Preliminary information about how to coordinate study abroad with your academic requirements can be found here .
Various scholarships are available for students wishing to study abroad, including the Presidential Scholarship for Study Abroad . Information about these scholarships is available here . Note that short-term scholarships and grants  are available for students interested in studying abroad over winter break, during the summer, and through other short-term programs like the Global Gateway student teaching program. Students who qualify for the Global Gateway program are awarded a $1,000 travel stipend and a $2,000 scholarship.