International Student Teaching Sweden
Umea, Sweden (Outgoing Program)
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|Program Type:||Student Teaching||Language of Instruction:||English|
|Minimum GPA:||2.5||Areas of Study:||Early Childhood Education, Education|
International Student Teaching - Sweden
Student teaching in Sweden is an opportunity for students in Art Education, Early Childhood Education, Middle Childhood/Early Adolescence (Elementary) Education, Music Education, Secondary Education, and Special Education to complete four weeks of directed teaching in Umea Sweden. A program agreement between Umea University and the College of Education and Professional Studies, is designed so that students enroll in the course "Teaching and Learning within the Swedish School System"at Umea University. This course is composed of International student teachers who are participating in the Sweden Student Teaching Program. Enrolled students study the Swedish School System along with exposure of school systems from across the globe as shaped by course participants and their home country. Student teachers are placed in placements that meet their program/Licensure requirements. Students list their major on the Umea University application and are assigned placements based on their identified major. Once students submit the Student Teaching Abroad Application form, the Subject Area Coordinator (SAC) of each student candidate will be contacted for final approval.
AccommodationThe Center for Global Education will assist program participants with housing arrangements at Umea University.
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.
Student Life and Surroundings
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 ProgramProgram Fee: $275
Room and Board: $2,100-$2440
CISI Insurance: $70
Transportation to O'hare: $58
Misc Incidentals and immunizations: $1175
Total Estimate of Expenses: $5323 - $5663
Financial Aid, Scholarships, and GrantsEligible 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
- Fill and print out this form:Student Teaching Permission Form (FILLABLE).pdfFollow the instructions exactly as noted on the form!
- Schedule an appointment with the Program Faculty Advisor.
- Schedule an appointment with Dan Colleran, Travel Study Coordinator, Center for Global Education, (262) 472-5757, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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.
- Schedule a pre-departure orientation meeting with the UW-W Center for Global Education by calling Ext. 5759.
Criminal Background ChecksProgram 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.
|Term||Application Deadline||Term Dates|
|Fall Semester||February 15th*||Early Novemeber to Mid December|
|Spring Semester||October 01st*||Early April to Mid May|
UW-W Faculty Advisor
Dr. Sharon Kolb
Department of Special Education
Office: Winther 4039
CGE Global Experiences Coordinator
Center for Global Education
Office: Hyland 1227
Tel: 262-472-5757 (direct)