Education majors are encouraged to consider completing the second half of their student teaching semester abroad through the Indiana University Global Gateway for Teachers Program. (Click here  for details.) However, restrictions apply for English education, foreign language education, and special education majors.
Note: The Global Gateway student teaching program is just one of many study abroad options available to you. See Recommended Programs  for additional opportunities.
Because English teachers are required to complete all of their student teaching in the United States, participation in the Global Gateway program will not count toward your 16-week student teaching requirement. However, you are encouraged to complete an additional 8 weeks of student teaching through the Global Gateway program, for which you can earn 2 hours of graduate credit.
For more information about student teaching abroad as an English education major, contact Nancy Langguth  in the College of Education.
You might also research study abroad opportunities for English majors . Consult with the Department of English's Academic Advisor  to see if you can fulfill some of your English requirements abroad.
Foreign Language Teachers
Student teaching abroad is only an option for foreign language education students who travel to countries where the language they will teach is taught as a foreign language (e.g. Spanish in Ireland). For more information about student teaching abroad as a foreign language education major, contact Nancy Langguth  in the College of Education.
If you want to travel to a country that speaks the language you teach, you might consider fulfilling some of your language course requirements abroad. Check out the Major Advising Page  corresponding with your language for information about additional study abroad opportunities. Be sure to consult with a faculty advisor in your language department to discuss which language courses can be taken overseas.
Special Education Teachers
Because you are already required to divide your student teaching between a general and special education classroom in the U.S., the Global Gateway program is not available for special education majors unless it is completed as an additional 8-week experience (for which you can earn 2 hours of graduate credit). For information about additional study abroad opportunities, see Recommended Programs .
You might also consider fulfilling some of your general education requirements  abroad. Just check with Academic Advising  and/or a Study Abroad Advisor  to discuss which courses will transfer upon your return.