Become an AFE Host

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The Alternative Field Experience is not a practicum placement – we encourage teacher candidates to try something different from what they’ve done in practicum. The field experience is more similar to full-time volunteering, and teacher candidates are not required to complete the experience in a school-setting.  If they do choose an Ontario school setting there are no teaching-specific requirements and no per Diem for supervisors. The only reporting requirement from you as supervisor will be signing off on the teacher candidate’s final report.

Host Institutions have offered:

  • Partial flight reimbursement, full coverage of flight expenses, local transportation costs for international opportunities
  • Accommodations and meals for the duration of an international placement
  • Orientation sessions upon arrival at the host organization
  • Existing teacher resources, lesson plans (in some cases)
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Placements for individuals, pairs, and small to large groups
  • Employment opportunities post graduation


Teacher Candidates may:

  • Submit a cover letter and/or resume
  • Complete an interest form, indicating interest to accept a position, if offered, working at the host institution following the AFE
  • Cover partial flight and/or food expenses (depending on the program agreements)
  • Develop lessons according to a designated curriculum
  • Complete volunteer or community service work as part of the AFE


Dates in the 2018-19 Academic Year

  • November 26 – December 14, 2018
  • April 1 – April 26, 2019




 Want to know more about your potential role as an AFE Host? Contact us!

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