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Student Teaching Abroad

Northeastern offers teach abroad opportunities in South Korea. Teaching abroad provides applicable experiences and enhances autonomous decision making skills and increases competence in problem solving.

Click here for our University Announcement about this opportunity.

Semester-long teach abroad opportunity 

Northeastern-TaLK (Teach and Learn in South Korea) takes selected students to South Korea for a five-to-six month practical learning experience while serving as intern teachers working with Korean students and teachers fulfilling part of their student teaching and/or clinical experience requirement(s).

Year-long teach abroad opportunity 

Northeastern-EPIK (English Program in South Korea) is a full-time teaching program that takes Northeastern graduates with teaching certificates who want to have teaching abroad or living abroad experience before settling down in a school or moving on to the next step of higher education.

For more information, refer to Program Highlights and Specifics   Application Form.

Guidelines

Northeastern Illinois University and the Office of International Programs are pleased to present a partnership signed by the President of Northeastern Illinois University with the Ministry of Education in South Korea to support Northeastern students who want to teach and learn in South Korea.

Choose from two options:

 

“TaLK” Teach and Learn in Korea

(for Undergraduate Students)

“EPIK” English Program in Korea

(for Graduate Students)

REQUIREMENTS TO APPLY

Eligibility requirement

1. Native English speaker and citizen of the United States

2. Third & higher-year students in College of Education [COE] or College of Arts and Sciences [CAS] (third-year students are required to register for one approved course)

1.  Native English speaker and citizen of the United States

2. Obtained a Bachelor’s degree or higher

Educational Requirement

1. COE students (contact department advisor regarding classes needed to meet COE program requirements)

2. TESL students (must enroll in a 3-credit course (undergraduates) or a TESL Seminar (graduates)

*Student's GPA must be 3.0 or above.

Post baccalaureate students

 

(N.B. Majors in Education, TESL/TEFL, Linguistics, and English are preferred; non-certified teachers must have 20 credit hours of TESL/TEFL courses completed)

COMMITMENTS

Term & Type

6 month intern teaching/service learning

1 year full-time English language teaching

Work Description

Co-teaching with Korean TaLK scholar: English conversation classes

Co-teaching with Korean English language teacher: English conversation classes

Instruction

15 hours per week

22 hours per week

BENEFITS

 

  • Course credits
  • Airfare1
  • Studio apartment housing
  • Medical insurance coverage
  • Settlement allowance ($300)
  • Monthly stipend (approx. $1,400-$1,500)
  • Vacation leave
  • Co-teacher
  • Field trips

1. Applicants must purchase a one-way ticket, reimbursable at the orientation in Korea; the return ticket allowance is provided at completion of contract term.

 

  • Clinical hours (if eligible—COE—and where applicable)
  • Airfare1
  • Studio apartment housing
  • Medical insurance coverage
  • One-time settlement fee ($300)
  • Monthly salary ($2,000-$2,700)2
  • Vacation leave
  • Co-teacher
  • Severance pay3

1. Applicants must purchase a one-way ticket, reimbursable at the orientation in Korea; the return ticket allowance is provided at completion of contract term.

2. Salary varies according to experience.

3. Paid after completion of all contracts.

DEADLINES

Application

Fall Term: March 31, 2015

Fall Term: March 10, 2015

INFORMATION

Call

Dr. Kyu Park: 773-442-5447

Dr. Kyu Park: 773-442-5447

 

Click here for Student Teaching Abroad Application Form.