Tuesday, 10 September 2013
The city of Melbourne, Australia has once again been named by World's Most Liveable City by the Economist Intelligence Unit's (EIU) Global Livability Survey. Melbourne has received this top honor for three years straight. The ratings of cities worldwide were based on stability, healthcare, culture and environment, education and infrastructure.
IFSA-Butler offers two outstanding programs in Melbourne: Monash University and the University of Melbourne. Both are top-ranked universities that offer a huge range of subjects and terrific student support.
IFSA-Butler Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Joanna Holvey-Bowles was interviewed for an Education Abroad article regarding student academic and disciplinary issues abroad. Joanna is a well known expert on health and safety issues in study abroad and has presented on the topic at conferences around the world.
Click here to read the article.
IFSA-Butler now offers several programs that are ideal for education majors and future teachers. All of the programs below include practical classroom interactions, supervision by education faculty and a variety of course options.
Flinders University Teacher Education
This program includes a student teaching option in semester 1, practical classroom experiences in both semesters, and courses focusing on elementary education, secondary education, health science and physical education, and more. In addition, students may choose other courses from Flinders' wide range of available subjects.
Stranmillis University College Teacher Education
Belfast, Northern Ireland
Stranmillis is a highly acclaimed teacher education college that attracts students from throughout the U.K. and around the world. Student teaching placements are available, as are other hands-on classroom interactions. Education options include elementary, secondary, early childhood and health and leisure education. A small selection of non-education courses are also available through Queen's University Belfast.
Universidad Nacional (UNA) Teacher Education Concentration
Heredia, Costa Rica
Participants combine education courses at UNA and hands-on classroom interactions with a unique cultural experience in Costa Rica. This program is ideal for future Spanish or ESL teachers, or for any education major who wants to be prepared for the increasingly diverse U.S. classroom. An optional non-credit workshop preparing students for the ACTFL test is also part of the program.