Teaching Abroad

Luther College faculty and staff have developed relationships with international school district partners. Education students at Luther have the opportunity to complete clinical experiences at these diverse schools.

About the Program

  • Provides an authentic cultural experience
  • Students work with the Luther Center for Global Learning to arrange details for studying abroad
  • The focus of the trip is the teaching experience in international or area schools
  • When free time allows, students are encouraged to take part in sightseeing and experience the local culture

General Requirements

  • Overall GPA of 3.0+
  • Previous demonstrated interest in international studies
  • Three letters of recommendation (one from a methods professor)

Additional Costs

  • $800 placement fee*
  • Travel to/from the destination
  • Housing
  • Incidentals: food, entertainment, personal expenses

*Students may be eligible for a Monson Scholarship to help defray program costs.

Application Deadline

  • October 1st prior to the year of your student teaching (some schools require additional direct application to the school).

Expected Characteristics

  • Independence
  • Flexibility
  • Self-Direction
  • Confidence
  • Personable
  • Adventuresome

Teaching Abroad Opportunities

Past Luther students have completed teaching practica in these locations. Destination locations vary from semester to semester.

Interested in Teaching Abroad after Graduating?