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  • Locations: Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Program Terms: Fall Student Teach 1, Fall Student Teach 2, Spr Student Teach 1, Spr Student Teach 2
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spr Student Teach 1 2020 10/15/2019 10/15/2019 TBA TBA
Spr Student Teach 2 2020 10/15/2019 10/15/2019 TBA TBA
Fall Student Teach 1 2020 03/15/2020 03/15/2020 TBA TBA
Fall Student Teach 2 2020 03/15/2020 03/15/2020 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Language of Instruction: English
Click here for a definition of this term Class Standing: 2-Sophomore, 3-Junior, 4-Senior Housing: Dormitory
Type of Program: Student Teaching
Program Description:

International Student Teaching - Bled with lake island castle

Program Highlights
  • Student teach in English in Slovenia for 8 or 12 weeks
  • Observe and participate in the education system of another country
  • Develop the skills needed to teach students in an intercultural context
  • Gain insight into the challenges future students may face when adapting to a new culture, language or community
  • Placements are offered for early childhood, elementary education and secondary education candidates

Program Overview

Student teach in Ljubljana, the cultural, educational, economic, political and administrative capital of Slovenia. The Ljubljana dialect of Slovene is the official language; however, most people speak English. The city’s historic center reflects architecture dating to the Roman period and Middle Ages. Ljubljana Castle sits atop Castle Hill, an area that has been continuously inhabited since 1200 BCE. Mixed with the rich history is a youthful student population which has formed a large alternative subculture within Ljubljana. Visit a variety of museums, sports venues, cultural festivals and botanical gardens. Explore Slovenia’s diverse geography with the mountainous Alps, the deep blue Adriatic Sea, and the densely forested countryside.


There are prerequisites for this program:
  • Education majors eligible for student teaching, including Unified Early Childhood Education, Integrated Elementary Special Education and Secondary Education
Earn 6 or credits in FORS 3131: International Student Teaching. This experience will be combined with 3 or 6 credits of student teaching in Minnesota. You will be supervised by educators in Slovenia over the duration abroad. Note: this course is approved to fulfill the Global Perspectives Liberal Education requirement.

Program Costs
Click the link below for a detailed breakdown of estimated costs for 2018–19 International Student Teaching Sessions:
6 Credits | 8 weeks
Program Fee: $2,773
Estimated Out-of-Pocket Expenses: *$3,500
Estimated Total Cost: $6,273

9 Credits | 12 weeks
Program Fee: $4,159
Estimated Out-of-Pocket Expenses: *$4,300
Estimated Total Cost: $8,459

Note you will pay UMD tuition rates for your student teaching credits in the U.S. in addition to the international student teaching costs above. Costs vary each year. *Estimated out-of-pocket costs are dependent on items such as current airfare costs and individual spending habits.

If you do not see a cost estimate for the semester/term you intend to go abroad, the cost has not yet been determined. Please note cost estimates and fees may change depending on international economic factors. UMD Study Abroad delays the posting of final fees until enrollments, inflation, and exchange rates are determined in order to provide students with the most accurate pricing. We strive to post final fees by October 1 for Spring programs, March 1 for May/Summer programs, and May 1 for Fall and Academic year programs.

What’s included in the program fee?
  • Personalized advising
  • Pre-departure orientation
  • Tuition (for international student teaching only)
  • CISI international travel, health and security coverage
  • Student teaching supervision
  • Re-entry support

Financial aid is available. Credits taken on study abroad programs cannot be used in tuition banding. Apply for scholarships. Additional teaching scholarships are available, contact Jim Sersha in the education department for further Information.

Director of the Office of Field Experiences
Jim Sersha
Department of Education & Human Service Professions
Office: 132 EduE


Live in a rented house or apartment with other student teachers. Rooms are either shared or individual. Meals can be prepared in the kitchen. Rent is not included in the program fee.


Travel Documents
A passport valid for 6 months beyond the end of the program is required.


How to Apply
First, apply to the Department of Education for a student teaching placement and they will determine your acceptance. Once accepted, the Director of Office of Field Experiences will send your accepted student information to our office. After we get that info, we'll contact you with instructions to complete the UMD Study Abroad online application. (Note: the UMD Study Abroad application is a tool for our office to keep track of required forms and steps prior to going abroad. Acceptance by the Dept. of Education ensures your eligibility to teach abroad.) For questions regarding the International Student Teaching application, contact the Director of the Office of Field Experiences listed above.
A non-refundable application fee of $50 will be billed to your OneStop account upon submission of an online application.
After you apply
You'll get an email confirmation with a link to your application checklist
  1. Follow instructions to submit your application checklist items on time
  2. Your UMD study abroad program coordinator will monitor your checklist progress
  3. Once we receive your confirmation, your account will be billed the $400 deposit
If you decide you cannot participate, you must log in to the online application system and submit a "Cancel Request."

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