Auckland, New Zealand (North Island)
AUT University has earned the reputation as being a "university for the real world." The university is committed to providing a high-quality education to students from more than 50 nations. The city of Auckland was voted 3rd in "Mercer's Quality of Living World Rankings" in 2012.
Students will be supervised by a professor from the host institution as well as an on-site practicing teacher. The professor will be responsible for orienting the students to the culture and educational system of New Zealand, as well as supervising their placement, and grading their work. Students may do either student teaching placement abroad, pending the approval of the SUNY Oswego Education Department. In the Fall semester, the first placement in New Zealand begins in July. The program has placements for TESOL majors.
Requirements for New Zealand
For US citizens wanting to teach in New Zealand, a visa is required. Information and applications will be provided to you by the program coordinator at the Oswego OIEP.
Students must submit an overseas student teaching application, police check, and current resume, including any pertinent teaching experience completed to date, and other standard application materials. Students are also encouraged to provide the Program Coordinator with as much "raw data" as possible, i.e.- special skills, qualifications, interests, etc.
All of the above will help facilitate the placement process in New Zealand and ensure the best fit for each student's cross-cultural experience.
Note: Teaching placements in New Zealand are made based on availability of sites. Every effort is made to secure placements for Oswego student teachers as far in advance as possible, however in many cases placements are not finalized until just prior to departure to New Zealand. Contact the program coordinator for more information.
Housing and Meals:
Students are placed in homestays near their placements for the duration of the program. Often these placements are with teachers or administrators in the school district, but this is subject availability. Homestays include all meals. Students are expected to pay the entire cost to their host families at the start of the program.
Costs (budget sheet)
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All students participating in this program are covered by the SUNY full health and accident insurance (http://www.hthtravelinsurance.com/students/benefits_abrd.cfm) as well as medical evacuation and repatriation insurance.
Students currently receiving financial aid can use their aid for overseas study, and may, in some cases, have their awards increased. Students not currently receiving financial aid may be eligible. Those interested in financial aid for this program should contact the financial aid office on their home campus.
Late applications are accepted on a space-available basis. Please contact our office at firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
A non-refundable deposit of $250, applicable to the program cost, must be paid within 14 days of acceptance to the program in order to secure program participation. Any deviation from program requirements must be requested in writing and authorized by the Director of International Education and Programs before the final payment date.