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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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Zambia

Edutours Africa
Edutours Africa customizes academic and non - academic faculty-led programs across 13 countries in Southern and East Africa f...

New Zealand

University of Canterbury
The University of Canterbury was established in 1873 and is New Zealand’s second oldest university. Their globally recognized...

England

Advanced Studies in England
Come and spend a stimulating and challenging semester in the World Heritage city of Bath in south-west England. We offer a wi...

Costa Rica

Valhalla Movement
It's no secret: our world is facing massive socio-economic & environmental problems, which are at a scale that -if not addres...

Ghana

NYU Global Programs
At NYU Accra you can gain firsthand experience of the public health system of West Africa by conducting fieldwork or voluntee...

Spain

AIFS Study Abroad
Spend a semester or academic year in the charming and captivating city of Granada, Spain. Courses are taught in English or Sp...

Australia

ISA (International Studies Abroad)
Study in Cairns, Australia at James Cook University with ISA! JCU is one of the leading Australian universities, known for it...

China

That's Mandarin Chinese Language School
Part-time and Intensive Small Group Chinese Language Courses in China Many of our Part-Time students are already living in Ch...

Hungary

Budapest Semesters in Mathematics Education
[email protected] is a six-week summer program in Budapest for those interested in the learning and teaching of secondary mathemati...

Malaysia

Asia Exchange
Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) is one of the leading research universities in Malaysia. It has been rated as the second best...

Rwanda

Global Engagement Institute
Are you passionate about the educational power of storytelling? Would you like to volunteer your time and skills in a high-im...

England

University of Roehampton
The University of Roehampton in London is a friendly campus based university. Set in 54 acres of beautiful parkland, we are j...

India

BCA Study Abroad
Chennai is the fourth-largest city in India, and the city is known for its culture, music and film. It’s also a well-known ci...

Australia

University of Canberra
The Study Abroad program at the University of Canberra (UC) allows you to study in Australia and receive credit for one to tw...

England

Foundation for International Education
An international internship at FIE is a pre-professional, field-based experience coupled with coursework. It is a fantastic w...