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As an education major, you study how people learn and how to best teach visual, auditory, experiential, and other types of learners. However, teaching is best learned by practice and by exposure. When you study abroad, you'll definitely encounter different types of students, teachers, classroom settings, and teaching methods. Want to know how the Finns get such high test scores? Interested in why the Italian education system just seems to have issues? You'll get to see all of that when you go study education abroad in a brand spankin' new culture.

American classrooms are becoming incredibly diverse, serving students of different nationalities, home languages, and past experiences. Having studied abroad, you will be able to relate better to any students you might encounter and you will have experience interacting with people from cultures separate from your own. This will surely make you a more sympathetic and open teacher. So why not get out there and learn as much as you can?

In the UK, the top universities to study Education are University of Cambridge, King’s College London, University of Edinburgh, and Nottingham. National University of Singapore has a well respected education department. South Africa is home to the best institutions for education studies in Africa, including University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. If Australia is more appealing to you, check out University of Queensland and Victoria University.

Education systems can vary quite a bit from country to country, so you should choose your study abroad location with this in mind. There are many places in which education is highly underdeveloped, so if you are interested in education policy and developing schooling systems, these sorts of places might be most interesting and useful to you.

On the other hand, westernized, more developed countries often have a school system similar to the U.S. and can give you a fresh, but still recognizable, perspective on teaching and education. Although, some countries do not really offer early education; so if this is your specialty, make sure to research accordingly.

You should definitely research whether you can do volunteer or internship projects at local schools! This gives you a unique opportunity to step outside of the theoretic realm of education and actually experience the real-world classroom in any location you head off to.

No matter where you end up, you're sure to encounter new challenges and adventures. Overcoming the barriers of language and culture with your students-- and finding ways to reach and teach them despite the obstacles-- is a fantastic opportunity to grow as a teacher!

And while you're considering all your study abroad options, don't forget to keep in mind your interests outside of education. Sure, you want to be the best teacher EVAH, but study abroad is the perfect time to experiment with your untapped passions. Think about taking that painting class you couldn't fit into your schedule at home, or trying out a new sport to make friends abroad! A well rounded person makes a well rounded teacher, so take advantage of all the possibilities study abroad has to offer!

Home institutions often offer major-specific scholarships, so check with the Education department at your school!

Contributed by Emma Cramer

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China

LoPair Education
General Description: - Live with a Chinese host family - Tutor English and help organize activities for Chinese children - At...

Chile

ISA (International Studies Abroad)
Study in Valparaiso and Viña del Mar, Chile with ISA. Students can participate in a program at either the Pontificia Universi...

Spain

CEA Study Abroad
Study or intern in the heart of Al-Andalus culture: Seville. This small city offers a down-to-earth lifestyle and a relaxed a...

Australia

API
API students have the opportunity to study abroad in Melbourne – one of Australia’s (and the world’s) most exciting and cosmo...

Peru

IFSA-Butler
IFSA-Butler University and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP) have partnered up to offer students the chance...

Hungary

Budapest Semesters in Mathematics Education
Budapest Semesters in Mathematics Education (BSME) undergraduate participants will immerse themselves in mathematical explora...

Mexico

CLA - Culture and Language Abroad
Culture and Language Abroad is a small, local program founded in 2015 by four ex-study abroad addicts that wanted to give stu...

Kenya

SIT Study Abroad
Study the intersections of health, human rights, and cities at multiple sites in Kenya, where rapid urbanization is transform...

Bhutan

Naropa University
Experience Bhutanese culture first-hand at Naropa University's Bhutan Study Abroad Program. This study abroad program is not...

New Zealand

University of Otago
The University of Otago is New Zealand’s first university and the top choice for more than 20,000 students. After almost 150...

New Zealand

The University of Auckland
Combine an unforgettable travel experience with studying at a top-100 ranked university. We are New Zealand’s leading univers...

Peru

Where There Be Dragons
The sparkling lights of La Paz below sacred 20,000-foot peaks. Three coca leaves pressed together for the Mother Earth. Fresh...

United Kingdom

University of Chichester
The University of Chichester has two campuses, both located in the beautiful county of West Sussex, just 70 miles from London...

India

Giles Brooker Education
Opportunities are growing in India for companies to make CSR investments in programmes developed by social entrepreneurs with...

New Zealand

ISA (International Studies Abroad)
Established in 1869 as New Zealand's first university, the University of Otago now has an international reputation for teachi...