The student teaching abroad experience is a 14-week long internship in schools abroad that fulfills the student teaching requirement for graduation and recommendation for certification at Oklahoma State University. Student teaching abroad, including experiences in Costa Rica, offers an opportunity for preservice teachers to learn how to teach while providing them with an opportunity to broaden their perspectives on education, culture, and language. It also provides an opportunity for students to develop cross-cultural competence, work with diverse learners, and acquire global skills. Students also have the opportunity to travel and explore their host country as well as neighboring ones.
Continue below to learn more about Costa Rica and this particular internship.
Learn more about Costa Rica
- General information
- Costa Rican educational system
- Country Day School one of several schools OSU works with.
- Pan American School one of several schools OSU works with.
- Blue Valley School one of several schools OSU works with.
How to apply
- Application Process
- International Clinical Practice
- Application form
- Create an online Study Abroad Application
- Memorandum of understanding (MOU)
- Letter of intent
Faculty and staff feedback
- Useful websites
- Useful Websites in Costa Rica
- 13 Foods to try in Costa Rica
- Currency Converter
- Rome2Rio is a multimodal transportation search engine usual for both international and local planning.
- The Tico Times is Costa Rica’s leading English-language newspaper.
- U.S. Embassy in Costa Rica
- Useful expressions in Costa Rica
- Google Translate
- Language Apps
- Duolingo is a free online language-learning app.
- Mango Languages is an online language-learning system provided by the OSU Edmon Low Library. It teaches conversation skills and has modules with exercises to help learners develop their languages skills and practice at their own pace.
- Babbel is a free online language-learning tool.