Placements in Europe

Hamburg, Germany

Partner Institution: Universität Hamburg

Placement Highlights

In past years, Germany participants have received in-school placements that match their teachable subject areas as much as possible. Typically, students are placed in pairs in bilingual schools, with opportunities to teach lessons in various settings. German schools have a holiday each Fall (e.g., early October in 2018) - activities during this holiday have varied from year to year.

Accommodations

We ask Germany students to find their own accommodations. Students often opt for AirBnBs. Rentals are typically for 1-2 people only.

Documentation Required

No Visa (under 90 days in Europe)

Estimated Costs

  • Return Flight: $900-$1,400
  • Accommodation: $1,348-$1,800 per month (2 bedroom AirBNB)
  • Ground Transportation: $115-$170 per month (discounted student transit pass)
  • Food: $160-$250 per month
  • Can of Coke: $2.50
  • Cup of Coffee: $3.00
  • Currency: Euro
  • Exchange Rate

Rome, Italy

Partner Institution: YMCA Italy

Placement Highlights

In past years, Italy participants have worked with the YMCA in Rome to support community-based education and outreach programs. Students have the opportunity to visit local associations and have access to ample cultural opportunities.

Accommodations

We ask Italy students to find their own accommodations, though the Liaison has provided specific recommendations in previous years.

Documentation Required

No Visa (under 90 days in Europe)

Estimated Costs

  • Return Flight: $1,300-$1,600
  • Accommodation: TBD
  • Ground Transportation: TBD
  • Food: TBD
  • Can of Coke: $3.00
  • Cup of Coffee: $3.00
  • Currency: Euro
  • Exchange Rate

Barcelona, Spain

Partner Institution: Escola Oficial d'Idiomes Barcelona Drassanes

Placement Highlights

In past years, students have been placed in adult schools focusing on English Education. Students often have the opportunity to teach with limited supervision and actively engage students in group activities. There are a variety of cultural opportunities available in Barcelona, including a number of local festivals.

Accommodations

Options vary. In the past, students have preferred to find an AirBnB in Barcelona, using trains and public transit to travel to school placements. Reliable high-speed internet is an important look-for.

Documentation Required

No Visa (under 90 days in Europe)

Estimated Costs

  • Return Flight: $1,500-$1,600
  • Accommodation: $750-$1,100 per month
  • Ground Transportation: $20 (in previous years, host schools have covered some transit costs)
  • Food: $200-$550 per month (depending on number of dinners out)
  • Can of Coke: $3.00
  • Cup of Coffee: $3.00
  • Currency: Euro
  • Exchange Rate

Madrid, Spain

Partner Institution: Camilo José Cela University

Placement Highlights

In past years, students have been placed in a variety of SEK schools (bilingual English schools) around Madrid. Students often have the opportunity to teach and actively engage students in group activities. There are a variety of cultural opportunities available in Madrid, as well as the opportunity to participate in classes run by the host institution.

Accommodations

Options vary. Students can choose to find an AirBnB in downtown Madrid, to be closer to the city and cultural opportunities, or to stay on campus, to be closer to their teaching placements. Reliable high-speed internet is an important look-for with either option.

Documentation Required

No Visa (under 90 days in Europe)

Estimated Costs

  • Return Flight: $1,500-$1,600
  • Accommodation: $1,300 per person per month (3 bedroom AirBnB, in downtown Madrid)
  • Ground Transportation: $30 per month
  • Food: $200-$550 per month (depending on number of dinners out)
  • Can of Coke: $3.00
  • Cup of Coffee: $1.50
  • Currency: Euro
  • Exchange Rate

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