Expanding international education for students is a major emphasis at TCU. The College of Education is dedicated to ensuring that students have many opportunities for international experiences. These international experiences increase understanding of other cultures, helping students become better teachers and better citizens.
Students in the College of Education can participate in the many Study Abroad programs at TCU or experience student teaching in one of many countries. Imagine the excitement of boarding a plane on the way to a foreign country to teach for one month. Student teaching is available in Canada, Denmark, England, Finland, Hungary, Mexico, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, and The Netherlands.
There are so many opportunities to live and learn in another country, it will be hard to choose where to go. It is an experience that students never forget and one from which they return with a new dedication to children and innovative teaching ideas.
The College of Education is a member of The European Teacher Education Network that includes teacher preparation institutions from many European countries and has lately expanded to include the United States, Israel, and Macedonia. This network offers the possibility not only of student teaching in many countries, but for students from these countries to attend and broaden their TCU experience by staying in Fort Worth, and also for faculty exchanges between countries to broaden their experiences.
During the Spring 2016 semester, 20 students taught abroad with five of our ETEN partners. For four weeks they taught and traveled in Sweden, The Netherlands, and Denmark.
View stories and photos on students’ blogs:
- Gayle Rambo, The Hague, The Netherlands
- Liza Myers, The Hague, The Netherlands
- Meredith Miller, The Hague, The Netherlands
- Mary Baker, The Hague, The Netherlands
- Jacklyn Trzaska, The Hague, The Netherlands
- Shannon Quinn, The Hague, The Netherlands
- Theron Smith, Gothenburg, Sweden
- Darby Dame, Malmo, Sweden
- Anna Leinweber, Silkeborg, Denmark
- Taylor Bowers, Silkeborg, Denmark
- Melissa Bruns, Silkeborg, Denmark
- Catherine Sandusky, Silkeborg, Denmark
- Emily Miller, Silkeborg, Denmark
Follow TCU Community Scholar, Middle School Mathematics Education Major Lea Sandoval as she studies abroad in Korea: