International AFEs

 

The Faculty of Education typically arranges several international opportunities for AFE 2, and the list of available opportunities is always growing! Teacher candidates do not have to be in the International Specialty to complete an international AFE.


Faculty-Arranged International AFEs : Applications for April 2018 are now closed.

  • These are arranged by the Faculty, typically for AFE 2 in April
  • Details will be posted online here as they’re available (typically in November)
  • Often several teacher candidates are required to make the trip feasible
  • Aspects such as lodging and cultural experiences will be pre-arranged
  • Previous examples include China, France, and South America
  • The trip may be fully- or partially-funded

*While not international, the Trois-Pistoles QC Experiential Learning Practicum is also arranged through the Faculty. Contact the Teacher Education Office if interested.

If you are interested in a Faculty-arranged international AFE, please reach out to the the Teacher Education Office. If you have any requests regarding locations or settings we will do our best to incorporate them in our international planning.

 


Community-Engaged Learning International AFEs

  • These are arranged in conjunction with the Western Student Experience Office, typically for AFE 2 in April
  • Details will be posted online here as they’re available (typically in November)
  • Often several teacher candidates are required to make the trip feasible
  • Aspects such as lodging and cultural experiences will be pre-arranged
  • Previous examples include Poland and the Dominican Republic

If you are interested in a Community Engaged Learning international AFE, please reach out to the Teacher Education Office.  If you have any requests regarding locations or settings we will do our best to incorporate them in our international planning.

 


Independently-Arranged International AFEs

We strongly encourage all teacher candidates to take advantage of faculty-arranged or community engaged learning international AFEs. These include financial funding, vetted organizations, cultural integration, strong safety protocol and insurance policies to protect you. 

If you are interested in unique international opportunities outside of the Faculty-arranged options, please refer to Western’s ATLAS international experiences portal. These opportunities are pre-arranged through partnerships with third-party organizations around the world and have been approved by Western.

Please note that in order to maintain teacher candidate safety and security as a top priority and due to risk management and liability concerns, independently-arranged international AFE placements are not possible at this time. Further updates on AFE options will be shared as soon as possible!

 


RESOURCES

Western International Week November 13 to 17, 2017

  • International Fair showcasing Western-organized international opportunities (like Alternative Spring Break, etc.) will be held on Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Safety Abroad

  • All students at Western University who will travel abroad as part of their program are required to complete the Safety Abroad pre-departure modules

Global Opportunity Awards / Scholarships

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