International Teaching Internship in
The International Teaching
Internship in Beijing has been providing the opportunity for
student interns to complete
5 to 6 weeks of their teaching
internships with the Western Academy of Beijing (WAB) since
2006. WAB is a non-profit English language independent
international school serving the expatriate community in
Beijing. SU elementary education and early childhood
student interns have the opportunity to teach students from China and
54 other countries, speaking 41 languages, while living in one
of the great metropolises of the world, the capital city of
Students are able to intern at WAB during spring semesters for
5 to 6 weeks.
The remaining time of the internship will be completed in MD
schools either before or after the international internship.
Student interns in China take part in the
teaching internship seminar (EDUC 411) back on SU campus through
a hybrid online course. Combining digital video, e-mail, online postings, and electronic portfolios, China interns continue
to work with their faculty back in Salisbury while working with
their international mentor teachers in Beijing.
The Western Academy of
Beijing is an International Baccalaureate World School offering
curriculum at the early childhood, elementary, middle and high
school levels. At the elementary school level it offers the
Primary Years Programme (PYP). Located on a secured campus on
the outskirts of Beijing, WAB’s facilities include separate
buildings for each of its educational levels. Total student
enrollment is 1400 with approximately 100 students at each grade
level. The WAB faculty also comes from all over the world, with
the majority coming from the USA, New Zealand, Australia, UK,
and Canada. WAB embraces the unique learning opportunities that
its host country China provides. These
opportunities include integration of the China context
throughout the school’s programs, and involve students knowing,
understanding and appreciating themselves and the world through
understanding and appreciating China.
are estimated for the 2009-2010 year. All costs are subject to
change without notice.
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During their stay in Beijing,
students live in apartment-styled housing
arranged by WAB.
Student teachers typically ride the small school buses to and
from school each day with the children.
Interns pay regular full-time SU tuition and fees for the
semester in which they intern abroad.
Tuition covers both the international internship and the
completion of the internship in a school back in Maryland. Other costs that are variable and
depend on individual students include food,
optional travel while in
China and personal entertainment.
Students interested in applying for the International Teaching
Internship in China should communicate with
Dr. Patricia Dean. Students must apply for the program
complete an in-person interview with the Department of Teacher
Education. Admission is competitive.
All questions concerning the
program should be addressed to:
Department of Teacher
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