Why Student Teach in Mexico?
Most don't enter the teaching profession for the prospect of becoming rich, they become teachers to make a difference and enrich the lives of children. Why not make your impact greater by helping children all over the world and begin your career student teaching in Mexico?
Through student teaching in Mexico, you will learn similarities and differences between educational systems develop your ability to think on your feet, give yourself a decisive edge in your career options, develop leadership skills, and build teamwork through a sense of adventure.
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay has developed an extraordinary array of contacts in Cuernavaca, Mexico that enable UW-Green Bay students to teach a variety of subjects and grade levels in both public and private school settings. Students may choose either 9 (nine) or 18 (eighteen) week placements.
You will teach in a class appropriate to your required placement, either at the Discovery School or Mary Mount High School. Other locations may be available through a special arrangement. Please contact the Education department for these options.
NO Spanish language knowledge is required, though it will be helpful to learn some of the language (especially in younger grades!)
Student teachers usually arrive in Mexico at the beginning of the semester (end of August- November for fall and January- March for spring).
In Cuernavaca, student teachers will be placed with host families with one or more other student teachers, depending on the size of the group.
Host family living provides student teachers the opportunity to receive additional assistance in acclimating, experiencing multicultural family life, and enhancing conversational language skill. Two daily meals are provided by your host family and are included in the housing fees.