Education majors are encouraged to study abroad during student teaching and/or before they are accepted into the College of Education. (Typically, education majors apply to the College of Education as sophomores and begin their major coursework as juniors.) Education majors who have already begun their major coursework should consider studying abroad during winter break or through a summer program. Note: Foreign language majors are encouraged to complete their language requirements abroad at any time. For more information about when to study abroad, contact an advisor  in the College of Education.
Your freshman year is best spent fulfilling general education requirements and deciding whether the education major is right for you. The summer after your freshman year is a good time to study abroad, though, especially if you want to get a head-start on fulfilling your world languages requirement .
Sophomore year is a good time to study abroad. Just be sure you're ready to apply to the College of Education by the application deadline (March 1st of your sophomore year for admission the following fall). Information about admission into the Teacher Education Program is available here .
Juniors & Seniors
Your junior and senior years will most likely be spent fulfilling major requirements that cannot be taken abroad. Students interested in studying abroad as juniors or seniors should consider summer and winter programs and/or student teaching abroad . Again, foreign language majors are encouraged to fulfill their language requirements abroad at any time.
Summer & Winter
If you can’t seem to find time for study abroad during the academic year, consider a summer program or a winter program like the India Winterim !