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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

Programs

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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...
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...
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...
England
Foundation for International Education
An international internship at FIE is a pre-professional, field-based experience coupled with coursework. It is a fantastic...
Ireland
Trinity College Dublin
Studying abroad at Trinity College Dublin offers an ideal experience: - An unbeatable location in the heart of Ireland’s...
Ireland
AIFS Study Abroad
Spend a semester or academic year in the charming city of Limerick, Ireland. Earn up to 15 credits through a variety of...
New Zealand
University of Waikato
Kia ora, welcome to the University of Waikato! Our campus is located in the city of Hamilton, the heart of the North Island,...
Ireland
University at Albany Education Abroad
UAlbany's direct enrollment program at NUI Galway is designed to give you full cultural immersion in Irish culture, history,...
France
IAU
The School of Humanities and Social Sciences, located in the beautiful old section of Aix-en-Provence, once a medieval...
Greece
American College of Thessaloniki
For the student seeking a unique and immersive study abroad experience, the American College of Thessaloniki in Greece is the...
England
CAPA The Global Education Network
Though it’s just a hop across the pond, CAPA’s London program will always remind you that you’re somewhere new. Try and learn...
Australia
The University of Western Australia
Why not add to your resume a semester or two of studies at the world's #93 university? Apply now to The University of Western...
England
Edge Hill University
The Study Abroad Programme at Edge Hill is a short programme for students who wish to study for one or two semesters. Our...
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...
United Arab Emirates
American University of Sharjah
International students are welcome to take courses in all four colleges and schools at the American University of Sharjah,...