Are you interested in teaching a course to students in a
different country? If so, you have come to the right starting
Leading a study tour experience is a memorable and possibly
life changing event for you and the students. Beyond developing
relationships and taking in new sights, many other benefits
- Network with faculty at other foreign universities and
discover collaborative projects and unique research
- Strengthen your own campus courses as a result of the new
perspective you bring back to Saint Martin's.
- Enhance the overall academic experience for students by
providing an alternative perspective to learning subject matter.
- Develop student confidence and character by facilitating
personal growth, independence, and a stronger sense of direction
and interconnectedness to the world.
“It is such a privilege to witness students deepen their
understanding of another language and culture outside the
classroom. They learn so much from the each other as well as the
experience of exploring a different country.” – Kathleen
McKain, Ph.D SMU French professor
ESL student teaching in China
If you are interested in doing student teaching in ESL in China in fall
or spring, there are two sites (Hainan and Zhuhai) available.
Students receiving student teaching credits are required to complete the
ESL endorsement program and attend the intensive Chinese and culture
workshops prior to departure.
Students not receiving student teaching credits are required to take the
ED 425 class (methodology for teaching foreign language) and attend the
intensive Chinese and culture workshops prior to departure.
The hosting institutions will provide free airport pick-up/drop-off,
room/board, and a modest monthly stipend.
Students are responsible for their roundtrip airfare, personal expenses,
and any domestic travel expenses.
If you have any questions or would like to pick up/return an application
for any of these programs, please visit the Office of International
Programs and Development, Old Main Room 430.