Student Teaching in Australia

Student Teaching in Australia

Map of KingaroyFredonia's student teaching program at the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) is a 9-week program that allows students to get real classroom experience.  Placements are near the University of the Sunshine Coast in Sippy Downs, Australia and have included elementary, middle school, and music education student teaching.  Students live in Maroochydore, a beach town with shopping, restaurants, and beautiful views.  Students are able to travel throughout Australia (to the Great Barrier Reef, Frasier Island, or Sydney) or to New Zealand in their free time.

Students participating in the program do their first student teaching placement in the spring semester while in Australia, then return to the US to complete their second placement.

Program Dates: January 18 - March 11, 2016

Accommodation: Apartment style accommodations at Trafalgar Towers, just a short walk from the beach and busride away from Sippy Downs.  Apartments include wifi, linens, and cooking/dining utensils and are centrally located in Maroochydore's shopping and dining district.  Fredonia students will share apartments.

Passport and Visa Information: All students studying in Australia must have a valid passport. Participating students will also have to apply for a Working Holiday Visa. The Office of International Education will host a visa information session for students accepted into the program.

Cost: 2016 Student Budget

Application Deadline: March 4, 2016

Application: Submit an application and a copy of your transcripts to the Office of International Education   

For More Information Contact:

Dr. Janeil Rey - College of Education
Assistant Professor
Coordinator, Ed Leadership
Language, Learning and Leadership (LLL)
Thompson Hall E232


Office of International Education

7 LoGrasso Hall
State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
(716) 673-3451