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International Student Teaching Sweden
Umea, Sweden (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

** 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.
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International Student Teaching - Sweden

Umea, Sweden

Location Umea, Sweden
Eligibility Education Major, 2.5 GPA
Terms Fall, Spring
Partner Website Click Here
1st Application Student Teaching Permission Form (FILLABLE).pdf

UW-Whitewater and the College of Education and Professional Studies are proud to offer an ever-expanding list of international student teaching opportunities for university students. Students would complement their Wisconsin student teaching program with a short-term student teaching assignment in another country. These typically run for a period of 2-8 weeks. Students in the College of Education may fulfill part of their student teaching requirement by teaching abroad in; Ecuador, Jamaica, Mexico, or Sweden.

International student teaching is a great way for University of Wisconsin-Whitewater students to gain an international immersion experience. This global opportunity is ideal for education students who are unable to do a traditional study abroad program or want to build on their global experiences. Students are encouraged to broaden their horizons and be competitive in the job market by participating in an international educational opportunity.

Student teacher placement typically occurs at the same grade level/subject area as the Wisconsin assignment. Placements are available at the early childhood, elementary and secondary levels. Participants will student teach in Umea for 4-6 weeks during either the fall or spring semester.


The Center for Global Education will assist program participants with housing arrangements at Umea University.

Student Life and Surroundings

With a population of 80,000 and growing, Umea is the largest and fastest-growing city in northern Sweden.  Its large student population of over 30,000 makes it a vibrant university town, and as the upcoming European Capital of Culture in 2014, Umea is home to a variety of museums, film and music festivals, and professional sports teams, such as soccer and ice hockey.

The city of Umea is easily navigable on foot, second-hand bicycle, or public transportation. Umea is connected to Stockholm, as well as the rest of Europe, by reasonably-priced flights as well as bus and train networks, allowing students to explore elsewhere in Sweden and Europe during their time abroad.

Estimated Cost of Program

Program Fee: $275
Airfare: $1500
Room and Board: $2,100-$2440
CISI Insurance: $70
Passport: $145
Transportation to O'hare: $58
Misc Incidentals and immunizations: $1175
Total Estimate of Expenses: $5323 - $5663

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.

Program Requirements and Application Procedures

  1. Fill and print out this form:Student Teaching Permission Form (FILLABLE).pdfFollow the instructions exactly as noted on the form!
  2. Schedule an appointment with the Program Faculty Advisor.
  3. Schedule an appointment with Dan Colleran, Travel Study Coordinator, Center for Global Education, (262) 472-5757,
  4. Program participants must enroll in CIGENRL 470 Student Teaching Seminar if they are a C&I Major or SPECED 498 if they are a Special Ed major.
  5. Schedule a pre-departure orientation meeting with the UW-W Center for Global Education by calling Ext. 5759.

Student Teaching Assignment and Placement

Student teacher placement typically occurs at the same grade level/subject area as the Wisconsin assignment. Placements are available at the elementary and secondary. Contact the Program Faculty Advisor for more information about the placement process.

Student Teacher Supervision

An Umea University faculty member arranges classroom placements and meets with student teachers during their placement experience. Umea University and UW-W faculty members or adjunct staff will visit and observe student teachers at the Swedish schools.


Criminal Background Checks

Program participants are required to complete a criminal Background Check as part of the Program application process. Participants must present the original Criminal Background Report to Umea University officials upon arrival in Sweden; a copy of the Criminal Background Report will be sent to Umea University during the program application process.

Key Dates

Term Application Deadline Term Dates
Fall Semester February 15th* Early Novemeber to Mid December
Spring Semester October 01st* Early April to Mid May
*Students who intend to participate in this program must notify Renee Gailloreto prior to applying.



UW-W Faculty Advisor
Dr. Sharon Kolb
Department of Special Education
Office: Winther 4039
Tel: 262-472-4381

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