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This teaching internship abroad program is designed for students to gain practical experience teaching in international school placements. Students engaging in these experiences develop skills in lesson design and implementation, classroom management, assessing student learning and working with culturally and linguistically diverse students. These benefits are in addition to the similar cross-cultural skills and global awareness offered in traditional study-abroad programs. This course entails an eight-week pre-departure preparation course at FIU and then five weeks in an international location.

  • Location & Accommodations
    • Students’ accommodations will depend on the hosting country.
    • Some accommodations may include universities’ housing, local host family housing or Airbnb.
  • Dates

    Belize: Postponed due to COVID-19 restrictions

    Costa Rica: Summer 2022 — May 30 - July 1

    Chile: Fall 2022 — Oct. 2 - Nov. 5

  • Required Courses

    Undergraduate Courses

    EDG 4734Educational and Cultural Preparation for International Teaching (3 credits)
    EDG 4940International Teaching Internship (3 credits)


    Graduate Courses

    EDG 5736Preparation for International Teaching Internship (3 credits)
    EDG 5942International Teaching Internship (3 credits)


  • Cost & Scholarships

    The cost of the Teaching Internship Abroad is determined based on host country internship site.

    Candidates should plan to cover:

    • Airfare
    • Lodging
    • Meals
    • Transportation
    • FIU tuition

    The program fee may be covered by a Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center internship grant of up to $2,000.

    Other scholarships may be available on the Study Abroad website.

  • Application
    • Candidates will need to apply through the Office of Study Abroad and will need to register in the corresponding level FIU course.
    • The program is open to FIU students with an interest in education. A minimum GPA of 2.0 for undergraduate students or 3.0 for graduate students is required.


School of Education and Human Development

Note: FIU is not responsible for delays, changes in itinerary, changes in the content and cost of the program or other matters that are beyond its control. The offering of the program depends on COVID-19 cases at the respective international sites.