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 Spring & Summer 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

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 the Fall)
  • 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 opportunities, 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-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”.

 


RESOURCES

Western International Week – November 12 to 16, 2018

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

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

 

Updated 13-March-2018

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