University of Delaware Institute for Global Studies
Spring 2020: Athens Student Teaching - Elementary Education

Program Dates February 14, 2020 - May 08, 2020
This program is closed.

Program Overview For more information about this progarm, check out the College's web page.

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.

Student teaching 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 12-week, full-day student teaching experience lasting just short of 90 days. 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 students' needs for certification. 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.

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 airfare to/from Athens or transportation to and from the airport . The program officially begins when students arrive in Athens. Students will receive detailed travel instructions after acceptance, explaining and how and where to purchase their plane ticket. See the Cost section below for estimated airfare.

The Institute for Global Studies cooperates with the College of Education and Human Development on the administration of this program.

Ambassador Associates: Do you have questions about daily life on this program (re: free time, housing, classes, etc.)? Ask one of our Ambassador Associates, a student currently studying on this program. Send your questions/concerns to Matt Drexler (, with the words "Ambassador Associate" in the subject line. Your email will be forwarded to a student at the overseas site, and that student will respond directly to you.

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.

Courses: Students must enroll in all credit-bearing courses for a grade. Only the UNIV (zero credit) course may be taken pass/fail. 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 10 credits, as well as the 0-credit UNIV course. All students enroll in EDUC 400 and EDUC 433. In addition, students in a middle school concentration will enroll in EDUC 436 (3 credits) or the middle school methods courses for their concentration area (EDUC 320, EDUC 404, EDUC 406, EDUC 348). Students may also enroll in additional online courses if they need them to complete their program or wish to be registered as a full-time student. Students should speak with an advisor to choose any additional courses.
EDUC 320-070: Reading and Writing in the Middle Grades (3 credits)
EDUC 348-070: Investigating Social Studies in Middle School Communities (3 credits)
EDUC 400-071: Student Teaching (6 credits)
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Discovery Learning
EDUC 404-070: Teaching Science in the Middle School (3 credits)
EDUC 406-071: Teaching Math in the Middle School (3 credits)
EDUC 433-071: Student Teaching Seminar: Elementary Education (1 credit)
EDUC 436-071: Differentiated Literacy Instruction (3 credits)
UNIV 373-030: Study Abroad: Athens Student Teaching - ETE (0 credits) pass/fail
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Discovery Learning

Program Costs:

How much does it cost?.
Delaware ResidentNon-Delaware Resident
Final Tuition based on current year$6,365.00$17,080.00
Final Program Fee$450.00$450.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$0.00$0.00
Total to be charged to UD account $6,815.00$17,530.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$1,350.00$1,350.00

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.

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.

*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.

Contact Information:
Vicki Goettel
Faculty Director
134 A Willard Hall

Submit Program Application by 5pm on April 20, 2019
Recommendation also due by 5pm on April 20, 2019
Acceptance and Scholarship Announced: September 30, 2019

Interest Meetings:
02/21/2019, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM, 207 Willard Hall
02/26/2019, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, 116 Willard Hall

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