International AFEs

AFE Proposals must be submitted for all AFEs, including faculty-arranged options! 

 

Fall 2018-19 AFE Opportunities have been posted here.

Stay tuned for updates on our growing list of opportunities!

Opportunities updated July 2018


The Faculty of Education arranges several international opportunities for the AFE, 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. International AFEs fall under two categories:

Work Internationally After Graduation

  • These are arranged by the Faculty, typically for AFE 2 in April
  • Details will be posted online here as they’re available
  • Aspects such as lodging and cultural experiences will be pre-arranged
  • Teacher candidates may be asked to submit a statement of interest with their application
  • Previous examples include Kuwait and England
  • The trip may be fully- or partially-funded

If you are interested in opportunities that may lead to working abroad after graduation, 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 & Cultural Learning

  • These are often arranged in conjunction with Western International, Western Student Experience Office, or the Western English Language Center
  • Details will be posted online here as they’re available
  • 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, France, Spain, China, and the Dominican Republic

If you are interested in a Community-Engaged & Cultural Learning 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.


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

Independently-Arranged AFEs

If you are interested in unique international opportunities outside of the Faculty-led 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-organized international AFE placements are not considered approved international activity or “University Activities”. Western University’s Safety Abroad Policy states the following on this subject: “3.3 […] activities organized solely by a student or group of students are not included unless they otherwise meet the definition of University Activities”.

Updated January 2018

 


RESOURCES

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

Western International Week & Passport Contest will be hosted November 12 – 16, 2018

Global Opportunity Awards / Scholarships

  • Western International GO Awards
    • Global Opportunities encourages you to apply early, and it is not necessary to have international placements confirmed to apply. Awards are managed through Financial Services; please contact their office for more information about the status of your application. More details can be found on their site!
  • Western Awards Search
  • External Scholarship Databases – Yconic, ScholarshipsCanada

 

%d bloggers like this: