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International Student Teaching Mexico
Guanajuato, Mexico; Oaxaca, Mexico (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall,
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2016 04/01/2016 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2017 10/15/2016 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
Student Teaching
Language of Instruction:
English and Foreign Language
Minimum GPA:
Target Language:
Program Description:

International Student Teaching in Mexico - 

Guanajuato and Oaxaca



Partner Website Guanajuato- Click Here

Oaxaca- Click Here
1st Application Student Teaching Permission Form (FILLABLE).pdf


Two locations are available for international student teaching in Mexico, one in Guanajuato, a UNIESCO World Heritage site in north central Mexico, for student teachers in the elementary grades, and one in Oaxaca, a center of indigenous culture, history and the arts in south central Mexico, for student teachers in the secondary grades. The Guanajuato program was developed as a partnership between the university of Guanajuato and University of Wisconsin- Whitewater. The Oaxaca program developed as a program agreement between the University of Guanajuato and the University of Wisconsin- Whitewater. The Oaxaca program developed a program agreement With Ollin Tlahtoalli Center for Languages and Culture. Both programs take place at the beginning of the Fall or Spring semesters for approximately 9 weeks. Student teacher applicants should have an intermediate level of Spanish in order to maximally benefit from the program. Provisions for home stays and studying Spanish or partner language exchanges are available in both programs. 


Students must make housing arrangements in Guanajuato, Mexico before accepting a student teaching placement in a Mexican school. Housing arrangements are facilitated via the UW-W Center for Global Education and the local program contact in Mexico. Homestays and furnished apartments are options.


Student Life and Surroundings

Guanajuato is a city in central Mexico. It is located in a narrow valley, which makes the streets of the city narrow and winding. Most are alleys that cars cannot pass through, and some are long sets of stairs up the mountainsides. The streets and alleys of the city are filled with mostly colonial era buildings, restaurants, bars, cafes with terraces and small plazas. Whether you're a nature-lover, a nightlife-fiend or a shopaholic, there are plenty of things to do and experience out and about in Guanajuato.

Oaxaca is best known for its indigenous peoples and cultures. Most live in the Central Valleys region, which is also an important area for tourism, attracting people for its archeological sites such as Albán, native culture and crafts. Another important tourist area is the coast, which has the major resort of. Oaxaca is also one of the most biologically diverse states in Mexico, ranking in the top three, along with, for numbers of reptiles, amphibians, mammals and plants.

Estimated Cost of Program

Program Fee

Airfare $500
Room and Board $2,000
CISI Insurance $90
Travel Documents $135
Total Cost (estimated) $3,000




UW-W student teachers are billed to their student account for: mandatory UW System health insurance, UW System Contingency Fee, Application Fee and Housing*. Students pay separately for Flights a US Passport and Incidentals Obtaining a U.S. passport and the optional International Student ID card are the responsibility of the student teacher. The Center for Global Education can assist student teachers with many of these items.
* Room and board fees may or may not be placed on the student account depending on the home stay.

Financial Aid, Scholarships, and Grants

Eligible students are able to receive financial aid. Students will need to bring a budget sheet to an appointment with Financial Aid in order to determine financial need. Students can pick up a budget sheet for this program in the Center for Global Education.
To make an appointment with Financial Aid, call 262-472-1130

For information about study abroad scholarships, the Wisconsin State Grant for Study Abroad, and for deadlines and application procedures click here.

Estimated budget sheet for financial aid meeting: Student Teaching Mexico 2015 Fall Budget.xlsx


Program Requirements and Application Procedures

  1. This program is open to students who are pursuing licensure in English as a Second Language, Bilingual Education, Spanish, or who have advanced proficiency in Spanish.
  2. Fill and print out this form: Student Teaching Permission Form (FILLABLE).pdfFollow the instructions exactly as noted on the Form!
  3. Schedule an appointment with a Melanie Schneider.
  4. Schedule an appointment with Dan Colleran, Center for Global Education, Tel. 262-472-5757, Email:
  5. Program participants must enroll in UW-W CIGENRL 470: Student Teaching for the semester they are student teaching.
  6. You must have a USA passport in order to leave the USA. Apply now if you have not done so
  7. Schedule a pre-departure orientation meeting with the UW-W Center for Global Education by calling 262-472-5759.


Student Teaching Assignment and Placement

Student teaching placements are in English as a foreign language or other content specialty areas at the primary school or high school level. Students typically complete eight weeks of student teaching in Mexico before completing nine weeks of student teaching in a Wisconsin school. Contact the Program Faculty Advisor (PFA) for more information about the placement process.


Key Dates

Term Application Date Term Dates
Fall Semester February15th* TBD
Spring Semester October 1st* TBD
*Students who intend to participate in this program must notify Renee Gailloretor prior to applying.


UW-W Faculty Advisor
Melanie Schneider
Curriculum and Instruction
Office: Winther 3042
Tel: 262-472-5439

Global Experiences Coordinator
Dan Colleran
Center for Global Education
Office: Hyland 1227
Tel: 262-472-5757 (direct)
        262-472-5759 (appointments)