Program Information
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Winter 2020: Cayman Islands EDUC Internship
January 05, 2020 - February 06, 2020 (dates are tentative)
This program has been cancelled. Please contact the faculty director for more information.

Classroom in Cayman Islands
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 Cayman International School. 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 teaching internship in Grand Cayman, the largest of the three Cayman Islands and home to over 55,000 residents. Known for its natural beauty, picturesque beaches, coral reefs, underwater sea wall and shipwrecks, this island is a popular tourist destination and home to many banking, financial, and insurance institutions.

The teaching internship takes place at the Cayman International School (CIS). CIS is a high-quality educational institutional that is proud of its international diversity and the level of excellence it has achieved. This 60,000 square-foot facility includes a swimming pool, gymnasium, tennis courts, athletic fields, arts venue and technology. A beautiful environment that is peaceful and welcoming is home to approximately 585 students from early childhood to grade 12, 95 staff, and five administrators representing 30 nationalities and providing a rich diversity of cultures and perspectives. All students are enrolled in a college preparatory program through an American based curriculum that is designed to respond to the individual needs of all students. CIS is accredited by the Middle States Association of Schools and Colleges (by the same accrediting 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. An internship permit from the Cayman immigration ministry is required for participation. There is no charge, but accepted students will have to furnish required documents and work with the Cayman International School representative who will assist in obtaining the necessary permit before departure.

Classroom assignments may range from kindergarten 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 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. CIS staff will be available to assist with any problems that may arise.

The Program Fee includes international health insurance, as well as housing at a local medical school.

The Program Fee does not include meals, excursions, airport transfers, or airfare. The program officially begins when students arrive in Grand Cayman. 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.

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. An interview may be conducted in person or by telephone.

The Institute for Global Studies cooperates with the College of Education on the administration of this program.
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 370-211: Study Abroad (0 credits) pass/fail
Satisfies the following requirements:
Discovery Learning

The International Teaching Internship in Grand Cayman, 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.
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 $700.00.
  • 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
Estimated Program Fee$2,000.00$2,000.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$30.00$30.00
Total to be charged to UD account (estimated)$3,620.00$6,299.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$700.00$700.00
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 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.
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.
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.
Vicki Goettel
Faculty Director
134 A Willard Hall

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