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Study Abroad Programs with Education and Youth Studies

Study Abroad reinforced even more strongly than before just how important it is to consider, acknowledge and respect all perspectives. Now that I have been the "odd man out", I am even more committed to validating every person's (student's) lived experiences and perspectives.

Fiona Milchman, USFQ Ecuador, Fall 2018

Note: EDYS majors, along with students interested in an education-related field, are strongly encouraged to study abroad. Study in any location abroad can benefit potential educators. Coursework in fields such as sociology, psychology, history, math, environmental studies, politics, science, economics, music, art, and foreign languages are excellent supportive courses. EDYS students also may focus on a second major or a minor when studying abroad. 

The options below are suggestive. The complete list of study abroad options available to Beloit College students can be found here.

Students interested in teaching abroad should consult this resource

Early consultation with an EDYS faculty advisor is key to ensuring that study abroad (including student teaching) can be a part of an EDYS education.


Australia - James Cook University, Townsville (D)

  • Semesters: Fall, Spring (southern hemisphere calendar). 
  • Language: English.
  • Prereqs: 2.8 GPA, one college year of study; previous coursework in field to qualify for advanced courses.
  • Housing: On-campus residence halls/off-campus apartments; students in campus housing have the option to purchase a meal plan or cook on their own.
  • Details: Study with local students; courses in the faculty of Arts, Education (see potential courses here) and Social Sciences, indigenous Australian studies, Asia-Pacific community development; Australian literature; many courses have a field-trip component for hands-on experience; university research facilities include island, rainforest and outback field stations.
  • Non-tuition Educational Expenses: Significantly higher.

Australia – Macquarie University, Sydney (D)

  • Semesters: Fall, Spring (southern hemisphere calendar). 
  • Language: English.
  • Prereqs: 2.5 GPA, 3.0 for internship; previous coursework in field to qualify for advanced courses.
  • Housing: Dormitory or off-campus apartments.
  • Details: Study with local students; many courses in education within the faculty of Human Sciences; social science, indigenous studies and development studies; orientation and a guide to Sydney on line; internships possible, volunteer opportunities available.
  • Non-tuition Educational Expenses: Significantly higher.

Czech Republic – ISEP: Masaryk University, Brno (D)

  • Semesters: Fall, Spring (TESOL only in spring).
  • Language: English and other languages, Czech.
  • Prereqs: Previous coursework relating to the understanding of Czech Republic.
  • Housing: Dormitory, stipend for meals in cafeteria.
  • Details: Second largest university in the country; 2 specialized programs in English: Central European Studies Program focuses on political and cultural transformations shaping the region; TESOL for teaching English to speakers of other languages in a cross-cultural environment; other courses in English include the Faculty of Education; International Club provides activities and excursions.
  • Non-tuition Educational Expenses: Lower.

Ecuador - Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ) (Ex)

  • Semesters: Fall, Spring.
  • Language: Spanish, partly in English.
  • Prereqs: 3.0 GPA and 3.0 in Spanish; 2 years of college Spanish; enrollment in a Spanish course the semester or summer before; previous course work for studio art courses; courses with a Latin American focus strongly recommended. 
  • Housing: Host family.
  • Details: Orientation in Quito; Quito in Transition course; full range of science and social science courses, some with field study trips; courses in education, psychology and sociology are offered in the college of liberal arts; study with local students; excursions; volunteer opportunities.
  • Non-tuition Educational Expenses: Lower.

Ghana – ISEP: University of Ghana, Legon (D, Ex)

  • Semesters: Fall, Spring. 
  • Language: English.
  • Prereqs: 3.0 GPA, previous coursework with African content recommended.
  • Housing: Dormitory.
  • Details: Institute of African Studies, anthropology, education, sociology (including culture and development, traditional Ghanaian social institutions, and social structures of Ghana). Options for health and society students. Resident director. Sports and volunteering available. Twi language course highly recommended. 
  • Non-tuition educational expenses: Same for exchange; lower for direct.

Hong Kong - Lingnan University, Hong Kong, China (Ex) 

  • Semesters: Fall, Spring.
  • Language: English.
  • Prereqs: Previous coursework with an Asian focus.
  • Housing: Campus student hostel.
  • Details: Study at the only Chinese liberal arts college with local and international students; live in a major international commerce center; basic Cantonese available; wide range of cultural studies, social sciences and humanities courses, no natural science; students encouraged to take courses in Cultural Studies; excellent campus facilities; many student activities, excursions. 
  • Non-tuition Educational Expenses: Higher.

United Kingdom - Goldsmiths University of London, England (D)

  • Semesters: Fall (mid-September-early December), Spring (early January - early June), Academic Year.
  • Language: English.
  • Prereqs: 3.0 GPA.
  • Housing: Dormitory.
  • Details: Program in Educational Studies.
  • Non-tuition Educational Expenses: Higher.

New Zealand - University of Otago, Dunedin  (D)

  • Semesters: Fall, Spring (southern hemisphere calendar). 
  • Language: English.
  • Prereqs: 2.8 GPA, 3.0 preferred. Previous coursework may be needed for some courses. Potential Education courses may be found here.
  • Housing: International students live in the University Flats with a Kiwi host. Shop for and prepare own meals. 
  • Non-tuition Educational Expenses: Significantly higher.

Sweden - ISEP: Linnaeus University, Vaxjo (D)

  • Semesters: Spring.
  • Language: English.
  • Prereqs: 2.75 GPA.
  • Housing: Dormitory, stipend for meals on campus. 
  • Description: Courses in European Union politics, peace & development studies, and political science. 
  • Non-tuition Educational Expenses: Significantly higher.

United States - Chicago Center: Urban Teaching Practicum (P)

  • Semesters: Fall, Spring.
  • Prereqs: Junior or senior standing, approval through campus selection process, coursework in teaching needed prior to entering practicum stage. 
  • Housing: Live with other program participants in housing provided by the Chicago Center in Hyde Park, IL. Shop for and prepare meals on your own or with other participants. 
  • Details: Student teaching in Chicago. In the program orientation and in a pre-program visit, you'll visit your school, meet the staff you'll be working with, and see what our neighborhood and housing is like before you start the program, to make sure your internship experience goes smoothly. Then, you'll work in a school setting to gain the credit you need to complete your teaching degree.
  • Non-tuition Educational Expenses: Higher.

United States - Philadelphia Center Internship Program (P)

  • Semesters: Fall, Spring, Summer option.
  • Prereqs: Junior or senior standing, approval through campus selection process.
  • Housing: With the help of Philadelphia Center staff, find an apartment or other housing. Most students live with fellow Center students in shared apartments. Some live within walking distance of the center, while others take public transportation. Shop for and prepare meals on your own or with other participants. 
  • Details: Participants intern for 32  hours/week, plus take a core course and an elective course, earning the equivalent of 4 Beloit College units. There are many internship options for EDYS students, including working in schools and social service agencies.
  • Non-tuition Educational Expenses: Same or lower.




  • D: Direct enrollment in a university as a visiting student.
  • Ex: Enrollment in a university as an exchange student.
  • P: Provider program. Program organized for students attending U.S. colleges and universities.

Non-tuition educational expenses: 

Cost of room and board compared to Beloit College. Other expenses to consider:  airfare, local transportation, visas, health insurance, immunizations, books, student activity fees, recreational travel and other activities. 

  • Higher: Up to $2,000 more than Beloit College room and board for one semester.
  • Significantly Higher: $2,001 or more above Beloit College room and board.

Last Updated: 5/2019