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  • Locations: Barcelona, Spain; Valencia, Spain
  • Program Terms: Spring Student Teach
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Student Teaching SRU Study Abroad Application Fee: 375
ISIC Card Fee: 25
Program Description:
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Program Overview | Faculty Leader Information | Program TimelineCosts

Program Overview

Slippery Rock University-College of Education majors have the unique opportunity to complete one month of their student teaching experience in Dublin, Ireland (fall semester) or Valencia, Spain (spring semester). The short-term programs are led by experienced faculty members that are with the students for the duration of the trip. The program is open to all certification areas Pre-k-4 to secondary education, as well as art, music, and physical education majors. During these experiences, the students stay in pairs with host families in Ireland or an apartment setting in Spain, teach in the local schools, and experience cultural immersion through weekend trips to various sites in both countries. In Spain, the school placement is at the American School of Valencia. From castles to basilicas to local foods and local history, students that attend these experiences, walk away from the programs realizing it was the "trip of a lifetime". They also realize that it makes them standout in the job-seeking market place, when interviewing with school administrators.

Please contact Professor Sara Tours ( ) in Slippery Rock University College of Education for more information about the application and selection process.

Faculty Leader Information

Dr. Sara Tours

Program Timeline

Timeline Important Dates
Fall publicity for Spring 2020 student teaching September-October
Apply for your passport Immediately upon application
Student applications & application fee due mid-October 
Official acceptances announced November
Students billed for program fees Mid December
Airline reservations confirmed Mid January (Airline fees are non-refundable once the flights are confirmed)
Pre-Departure meetings with Directors Mid January/February/March/April (prior to departure for program)
Group departs April 11, 2020 (tentative)
Group returns May 6, 2020 (tentative)


A non-refundable application fee of $375 will be paid at the time of application. The application fee covers the cost of an international student identity card ($25.00) and a $350.00 administrative fee. 

Estimated Costs: $5000.00 (for SRU students)-$5400.00 (for Non-SRU students) (estimated costs pending final enrollment numbers)
Cost includes:
  • International airfare
  • Most program activities/site visits and excursions
  • Shared accommodations in apartment style setting
  • In-country transportation
  • Basic international travel insurance
Other Costs included in the cost estimate above but not billed to students
  • Passport fee: $140.00 (estimated)
  • Food/Personal spending money: $1000.00

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.