Two of our three field experiences allow qualified students to teach outside the Roanoke Valley and take the following forms:
INQ 277 Comparative Education
Offered during the May term, this class provides competency for EDUC 338: Internship to qualified students. When offered, you'll typically spend May traveling to and interning in an international school setting with a group of your education peers.
EDUC 338: Internship in Education (away)
Sometimes, qualified students wish to intern in a type of school unavailable in the Roanoke Valley. It is possible, given EDUC approval, to intern in an away school which has these rare qualities.
EDUC 490/491/492: Student Teaching (away)
Qualified students seeking an international placement or away placement (if the desired school-type is unavailable in the Roanoke Valley), given EDUC approval, may student teach at our international partner sites or in approved U.S. school systems.
The Education Handbook and your education advisor can supply the details of the application process.
Isabel Castillo of Harrisonburg has gone to great lengths to advocate for opportunities for undocumented young adults to earn an education and make a living in the United States.