Program Information
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Winter 2020: Athens EDUC Internship
January 04, 2020 - February 06, 2020
This program is closed. Please contact the faculty director for more information.

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photo courtesy of Fiona Tumulty
Meetings
Interest Meetings:
02/21/2019 4:30 PM - 5:30 PMWHL 207
02/26/2019 2:00 PM - 3:00 PMWHL 116
Program Notes
Please Note: Candidates will receive 3 credits for the 5 weeks of internship experience. Student teaching semester abroad is 6 credits for 10 weeks so this is in alignment with that expectation for an immersive experience. There is a two candidate minimum enrollment.

This program targets ECE (Early Childhood) and ETE (Elementary) candidates to provide a diverse teaching experience at Athens Community School (ACS). ACS is a high-quality educational institutional that is proud of its international diversity and the level of excellence it has achieved. Participants will be immersed in a different culture and will become globally engaged by collaborating with an educator abroad, coteaching lessons based on local curriculum, and experiencing the community where their students live.
Program Description

Complete your student teaching in Athens, the capital and largest city in Greece. Athens is one of the world’s oldest cities, with history dating back to thousands of years. The city is home to the Acropolis, the Parthenon, and many impressive museums. Located in southeastern Europe, Greece is considered to be the crossroads of Europe, Asia and Africa.

The teaching internship takes place at the American Community School (ACS) Athens. ACS Athens is a student-centered international school, embracing American educational philosophy, principles and values. The student body represents over 60 countries and is very culturally diverse. The school is accredited by the Middle States Association of Schools and Colleges (by the same accreditation body as UD), and offers a U.S. High School Diploma and the opportunity for students to earn the International Baccalaureate Diploma. All instruction is in English.

This program is a 5-week, full-day experience. No visa is required for students who are U.S. citizens and who visit the country for fewer than 90 days. Students wishing to remain in Greece or the European Union for more than 90 days must apply for and obtain the appropriate visa on their own before departure.

Classroom assignments may range from first through eighth grade, depending on availability and student interests. Students will participate in the teaching hours and responsibilities of the primary classroom teacher. They will also be assigned an on-site clinical educator and will be supervised by a University of Delaware field instructor via electronic conferencing and video observations, although no University faculty or staff will accompany the students. ACS Athens staff will be available to assist with any problems that may arise.

This program requires at least two recommendations, as well as two interviews: one with UD faculty and one online interview with staff from the local school.

The Program Fee includes international health insurance, as well as housing in a furnished apartment with a kitchen to be shared with at least one other University of Delaware student near the ACS Athens or a metro line that can be used to travel to and from the school. .

The Program Fee does not include meals, excursions, airport transfers, or airfare. The program officially begins when students arrive in Athens. Students will receive detailed travel instructions after acceptance, explaining how and where to purchase their plane ticket. See the Cost section below for estimated airfare.

Whether you are interested in a future teaching position abroad or have the curiosity to see a different educational setting, the Winter Session Internship in Athens, Greece is your chance to be immersed in a different culture and become globally engaged by collaborating with an educator abroad, coteaching lessons based on local curriculum, and experiencing the local community.
ACCESSIBILITY: Participants with disabilities should know that accessibility and accommodation in some program locations may differ from the United States. Transit systems and legacy building construction practices may not meet U.S. accessibility standards, and alternative access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites cannot be guaranteed. But UD students with disabilities are welcome and encouraged to study abroad. Review these questions with the Office of Disability Support Services to determine whether this program can meet your accommodation needs.
Program Courses
Audit registration is not permitted on UD Travel Study. Please refer to the University Catalog to verify requirements and prerequisites
All students must enroll in at least 3 credits, as well as the 0-credit UNIV course.
EDUC 467-070: International Teaching Internship (3 credits) pass/fail
International Teaching Internship (EDUC 467) is an experimental course. (pass/fail)



This course is an internship focused on international elementary or middle level teaching experiences. Participants will be immersed in a different culture and will become globally engaged by collaborating with an educator abroad, coteaching lessons based on local curriculum, and experiencing the community where their students live.
Prerequisite: ETE: EDUC 310, 346, 341, 335
ECE: HDFS 412 and 432
Restrictions: Students must submit a complete State/Federal Criminal Background History check and a Child Protection Registry check to the Office of Clinical Studies prior to the beginning of the international teaching placement.
UNIV 370-205: Study Abroad (0 credits) pass/fail
Satisfies the following requirements:
Discovery Learning
Requirements
The International Teaching Internship in Athens, Greece, is designed for junior and senior, Elementary and Early Childhood Education majors.

Students must have completed the required prerequisite courses. A minimum 2.75 GPA is required, although candidates with slightly lower GPA’s may be considered if the rest of the application is strong and the candidate has shown improvement academically.

This program requires at least two recommendations, as well as two interviews: one with UD faculty and one online interview with staff from the local school.
For all participants, a formal application is necessary, including at least one recommendation. An interview may be conducted in person or by telephone.

A transcript is required from Non-UD applicants only. Non-UD students, please send a copy of your official transcript to: IGS, Clayton Hall, 100 David Hollowell Drive, Newark, DE 19716 USA.

Study abroad at the University of Delaware is highly competitive. Please review the study abroad acceptance process. If you are not selected for your first choice program, we encourage you to apply to another program.
Costs
How much does it cost?.
  • University of Delaware Tuition/Fees for one Winter Session
  • Travel Study Program Fee
    • Usually covers: housing, all program-related excursions and some meals (check with the program's faculty director for details).
    • Does NOT cover: airfare to/from the program site and ground transportation to/from the U.S. departure airport. For planning purposes only, we estimate roundtrip airfare to be approximately $800.00.
  • Plan ahead for how to pay for travel study, and make sure you understand the costs associated with your program.
When and how do I pay?
If you are offered acceptance to the program, you will have 3 days to withdraw without financial penalty. After the 3 days have passed, you will be officially accepted to the program, and IGS will post the full Program Fee and Tuition/Fees to your UD student account.
  • An initial payment of $1000.00 will be due in mid-October.
  • The balance of the Program Fee and Tuition/Fees will be due in early January.
  • Payments are submitted through My Finances in UDSIS.
  • All charges, once posted to your account, are considered non-refundable.
Other important things to note:
  • Program Fees are subject to change until the group's departure date. Final Program Fees may increase due to unforeseen local cost increases, fluctuations in exchange rates, or changes in the group size.
  • IGS reserves the right to cancel a program at any time due to under-enrollment, safety/health/security issues, staffing issues, or any other relevant reason. If your program is cancelled, you will receive a full refund of all Program Fees paid.
Delaware ResidentNon-Delaware Resident
Final Tuition based on current year$1,590.00$4,269.00
Final Program Fee$1,500.00$1,500.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$30.00$30.00
Total to be charged to UD account (final)$3,120.00$5,799.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$800.00$800.00
The rates above may not apply to you if you are a UD graduate student during the time you are studying abroad. Please refer to http://www1.udel.edu/finaid/rates.html for the appropriate rates.
Students enrolled in fewer than 12 credits will initially be billed for full-time tuition as indicated here, and tuition charges will be adjusted later as appropriate.

The University of Delaware’s differential charge for Engineering, Nursing and Business & Economics students does not apply to winter or summer session and is waived for students enrolled in semester- or year-long study abroad and exchange programs sponsored by the University.
Scholarships
Financial need-based scholarships are available to UD undergraduates on a competitive basis. To be considered, students must have a current FAFSA on-file with Student Financial Services. For more details, please see our scholarships page.
Deadlines
All charges, once posted to your account, are considered non-refundable. Payments are submitted through My Finances in UDSIS.
Submit Program Application by 5pm onApril 20, 2019
Acceptance and Scholarship AnnouncedSeptember 30, 2019
$1,000.00 Initial Payment Due *mid-October
Program Fee Balance, Tuition and Fees Dueearly January
*All students will receive an email when they are accepted to a program and will have 10 days from that notification to make their $1,000.00 Initial Payment.
Contacts
Vicki Goettel
Faculty Director
Education
134 A Willard Hall
302-831-8695
vgoettel@udel.edu

Program information is subject to change at any time. Please check this web site periodically for updates.