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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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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...

Ireland

Trinity College Dublin
Studying abroad at Trinity College Dublin offers an ideal experience: - An unbeatable location in the heart of Ireland’s vibr...

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 cours...

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 Study Abroad & Exchanges
Céad míle fáilte! UAlbany's direct enrollment program at NUI Galway is designed to give you full cultural immersion in Irish...

France

IAU
The School of Humanities and Social Sciences, located in the beautiful old section of Aix-en-Provence, once a medieval villag...

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 tea...

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 (AUS)
International students are welcome to take courses in all four colleges and schools at the American University of Sharjah, in...

Ireland

University College Cork
Looking for an incredible abroad experience in the land of intriguing tales of magic and folklore, celebrated writers, a fasc...

England

University of Brighton
This four week intensive summer program explores the British Education system. It is suitable for teachers and education majo...

Dominican Republic

InteRDom Internships
InteRDom is the leading expert in comprehensive and immersive internships, research, and study abroad in the Dominican Republ...