Study Abroad and Educational Studies
Education majors planning to study abroad should plan on doing so prior to the junior year spring semester or during any May Term to accommodate time in their schedules for the required Education Courses, Field Experiences and Student Teaching.
The Mexico Internship gives Illinois Wesleyan Students the opportunity to immerse themselves in the Mexican culture and serve as a classroom support teacher at a bi-cultural private school, John F. Kennedy, The American School in Quertaro.
" We are learning so much and having so many wonderful adventures. We can not wait to get back to the States and share our experiences with everyone!"
"Through the internship, I have learned so much early on about different teaching strategies. I have also learned how to apply them when lesson planning. It is great that the IWU Ed Studies department has this connection with Mr. Bob Callahan. It truly enriches both your educational and cultural experience all at once."
Yesenia Martinez Calderon, sophomore Hispanic Studies/Secondary Education major
Yesenia's 2017 May Term Blog (via Facebook)
"We have learned so much in our couple weeks here at the JFK American School. Both our cooperating teachers and students have taught us skills that will benefit us as future educators. We are very grateful for this opportunity."
Kaitlyn O’Brien, junior Hispanic Studies/Secondary Education major, Amber Stringer, senior Elementary Education major
Other Education Majors who Studied Abroad:
Angela Roman, Biology and Secondary Education Major, '20
Kaitlyn O'Brien,Hispanic Studies and Secondary Education Major, '19
Study abroad with SIT: Comparative Education & Social Change during the spring of 2017