Preparing Educators as Leaders

Teach in India During Your Summer

The KU School of Education and KU Office of Study Abroad have partnered with the University of Missouri College of Education to offer pre-service teachers a unique field experience in international education abroad. Immerse yourself in the cultural and educational environment of India with a six-week teaching internship in Bangalore. This program offers you a unique opportunity to sharpen your intercultural understanding and enhance your global competence by engaging in a collaborative educational endeavor with a teacher at one of three partner schools: 

  • Vidyashilp Academy 
  • Delhi Public Schools East 
  • AECS Magnolia Maaruti Public School 

Eligibility to Study In India

If eligible, students must complete both an application through the KU Office of Study Abroad, as well as an application to the study abroad program via the University of Missouri.  Prior to departure, four orientation sessions will be will be hosted by the Office of Global Engagement at the University of Missouri (Columbia, MO) during the month of April. KU students are required to participate via SKYPE. The purpose of the orientation sessions will be to learn fundamental concepts of international education and to become acquainted with the culture and educational system of India. 

Indian Cultural Experience

Experience India’s history, rich traditions and complex culture as you learn about its educational system and contribute to our partner schools’ internationalization and efforts to increase opportunities for experiential learning, development of critical thinking skills, and engaged global citizenship. You will become acquainted with India before you arrive as the pre-departure orientation includes a brief introduction to Indian culture, history and educational system. Even though SIL Ethnologue recognizes 415 “Living Languages of India,” English is widely spoken and understood, especially in cosmopolitan cities. You may expand your own global linguistic repertoire by learning some words and phrases from your students and colleagues whose native language might be one of India’s 1,576 classified “mother tongues.” 

Let us help you prepare to study in India.

As a KU student, you have the opportunity to take advantage of this unique teach abroad trip.  View the University of Missouri College of Education video for a behind the scenes look at the experience:

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Michele Casavant, Ph.D.
Director of Advising

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