You always benefit in many ways from a stay abroad during your teacher training. You gain insights into foreign educational systems, learn new didactic methods and thus create a different perspective for your future teaching profession. It is not only worthwhile for student teachers who will later teach a foreign language to spend some time abroad. In addition to professional competence, you can develop other personal skills that are particularly important in your everyday work as a teacher. These include empathy, didactic skills and a competent approach to culturally diverse school classes.
Possibilities and counselling services
While you deepen your subject competences during a study abroad, you can gain valuable professional experience during an internship abroad. On the website of the Binational School of Education you will find comprehensive information on the preparation and possibilities for a stay abroad during your teacher training programme, as well as the central advisory services at the University of Konstanz.
For special subject-related matters, the coordinators in the various departments are available to advise you.
Funding for stays abroad
Financial support plays a central role in the decision to spend time abroad during your studies. For student teachers, you have a variety of programmes to choose from that provide financial support for internships abroad. Furthermore, the International Office can help you find suitable funding for a self-organised internship.
Joint information events are held at regular intervals by the International Office and the departments, where you can find helpful information and tips on organising a stay abroad during your teacher training.