Our carefully crafted experiences through the Cultural Immersion Program, which is in collaboration with Indiana University, will let you student teach on a Navajo Reservation or travel overseas. The program also boasts very high employment success.
A few of the highlights include:
- cross-cultural teaching and living experiences
- contribution to the development and acceptance of cultural pluralism study and to American Indian and overseas education
- adaptation of your teaching styles and strategies to the culture of your students
- new friends, self-fulfillment, and increased confidence
American Indian Reservation Project
You’ll spend 17 full weeks in schools serving American Indian youth on the Navajo Reservations of New Mexico, Arizona, and Utah. You’ll live in Bureau of Indian Affairs dormitories and contribute to the afterschool "dorm life" program.
You will student teach in England, Wales, Scotland, Republic of Ireland, India, Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan, or Kenya.
You will student teach at least 10 weeks in Indiana, followed by eight to 10 weeks overseas. While overseas, you’ll live with families in their communities.
Features of Both Projects
- preparation for the host culture and education system, issues and conditions of the placements sites, and participant responsibilities while on-site
- friendships with members of the host culture and participation in their daily tasks of life
- an on-site academic component through which you’ll process your school, community and cultural experiences and observations, and generate professional and personal changes and adaptations built upon new learning
- graduate-level credit earned in addition to student teaching credit
- up to 90 percent employment success upon completion of the projects
- placements for elementary, secondary, and all grade majors
For more information, contact Laura Stachowski.