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 of Australian schools, supervising their placement, and grading their work. Students may do either student teaching placement abroad, pending approval from the SUNY Oswego Education Department. In the Fall semester, the first placement in Australia begins in July. Secondary Education students will be required to teach two subject areas due to academic differences in Australia.
ACU National is a secular institution open to all. It is particularly strong in the education field. Although located in major metropolitan centers, the campuses are small and faculty and staff provide individual attention to students.
Requirements for Australia
For US citizens wanting to teach in Australia, a visa is required. Information and applications will be provided to you by the program specialist at the Oswego OIEP. Students participating in student teaching in Australia must provide a written recommendation from the supervising faculty. Students must submit a current resume, including any pertinent teaching experience completed to date.
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 Australia and ensure the best fit for each student's cross-cultural experience.
Note: Teaching placements in Australia 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 Australia. Contact program coordinator for more information.
Housing and Meals:
Students are placed in homestays near their placements for the duration of the program. These are set up through the Australian Homestay Network. A representative from ACU will help you with the application when it's time.
Costs (budget sheet)
Select your term of interest for the latest budget information.
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.
National Health Insurance
In addition, students on this program must be enrolled in their host country's mandatory health 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.