International Internships take place outside of Canada, some in school settings, and some in non-school settings. Although the majority of International Internships take place in international schools, some occur in a variety of non-school settings, for example, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO), museums, ESL programs, etc. Every year Teacher Candidates complete Internships outside of Canada including Internships in New York, Hawaii, Israel, Costa Rica, Australia, France, Italy, Jamaica and Vietnam.
If you are interested in completing an internship outside Canada, note that OISE does not support internships that involve travel to locations where the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFAIT) has issued an advisory against travel. All International Internships require approval by the Academic Internship Coordinator before proceeding with travel plans. Teacher Candidates participating in International Internships assume all risk and liabilities associated with their participation, including recognition of the fact that a Teacher Candidate can only begin their Internship following the successful completion of two practice teaching sessions.
The total cost of participating in an International Internship is the sole responsibility of the Teacher Candidate. The bursary committee will not fund the Internship, and there are many costs involved. For example, participants must purchase adequate sickness and accident insurance, with coverage for medical costs overseas. Visa requirements often involve additional costs.
If you are interested in doing an International Internship, you are encouraged to attend a General Information Meeting on Wed., October 3, 2012; 8:00 - 8:45am at OISE in Room 8-280 . PowerPoint from this 2012 meeting.
Teacher Candidates participating in an International Internship are also required to attend a pre-departure session organized by the University of Toronto’s Safety Abroad Office, as well as submit an International Requirements form when submitting the Action Plan Agreement.
“Creative Fundraising for your International Internship”
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
5:00 – 6:00 pm
Please email Leah Burns to let her know you will be attending the meeting. firstname.lastname@example.org
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