Make Beijing your destination for your global student teaching experience! Earn 2 NC State credits while spending four weeks immersed in the life and culture of Beijing. This city is a major transportation hub, with dozens of railways, roads and motorways passing through the city. It is regarded as the political, educational, and cultural center of China. College of Education students will have the opportunity to accompany teachers at Beijing Royal School, a private K-12 educational institution. The BRS campus consists of Beijing Royal Kindergarten, Foreign Language Elementary, Junior High School and Senior High School. Students will be matched based on their program area and available mentor teachers at BRS.
All participants are required to enroll in ED 590 in addition to their respective student teaching course during the Spring 2019 semester. Throughout the semester students will examine what it means to be a global educator and how to apply global awareness into North Carolina classrooms. Students will be required to attend on campus class meetings during the North Carolina student teaching experience and it will consist of language and cultural preparation, program and travel logistics and culturally relevant pedagogy. No previous study of Chinese is required.
ED590: Special Problems in Teaching and Learning – Global Classroom Experiences 2 cr,
Dr. Angela Wiseman & Ms. Ajaya Jonas
On campus portion of the course will meet throughout the spring semester. Date and Time will be announced soon.
Students are also required to meet for a re-entry class after returning to North Carolina at the end of the semester.
Not on Academic Integrity Probation currently or during the prior semester
Must be Senior or MAT student currently in Professional Semester 1 and eligible for Professional Semester II in Spring 2019.
Students must be eligible to student teach, as determined by their program coordinator/advisor, and submit the necessary paperwork to student teach as required by the county in which they are placed.
Students enrolled in Math Education are also required to meet in person with their program coordinator and receive written approval to participate.
Students are required to participate in an individual meeting with Ajaya Jonas, Director of Global Programs at the College of Education as part of their application.
Written approval should be sent via email from the student’s program coordinator directly to Ajaya Jonas, Director of Global Programs at the College of Education by the application deadline.
Maintaining Program Eligibility
Students will not be permitted to travel to China until they have successfully completed 10 weeks of Student Teaching in a North Carolina public school. Students who do NOT successfully complete the North Carolina portion of the semester will NOT receive a refund for any program costs.
ACCOMMODATIONS AND MEALS
Double occupancy (private bedroom) in an off campus hotel near the Beijing Royal School. Students will have access to the BRS dining hall on campus for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner and will receive a campus dining card with an allocated amount. Students should be prepared to pay for any meals they have off campus or during group excursions.
A CED faculty member will accompany the students during their 1st week in Beijing and help them navigate Beijing and settle into their placement at Bejing Royal School. The Beijing Royal School mentor teachers will serve as support and help the students navigate the culture and education system for the rest of the students’ placement at BRS.
A metro pass is included in the program cost and will be purchased for the students upon arrival in Beijing. Students schedules will vary based on their individual classroom placement and therefore must be prepared to participate fully in the activities at BRS. During the first week in Beijing, students will travel as a group with the CED faculty member to visit some cultural sites in Beijing such as the Great Wall of China, The Summer Palace etc.
In the past, students have taken advantage of free weekends by exploring Beijing on their own or with peers, and even visiting other cities such as Shanghai.
Students are responsible for booking and paying for their own flights and must plan to arrive in Beijing by the date given by the Program Director. A visa is required for this program and students are responsible for paying the visa cost.
FINANCIAL AID & SCHOLARSHIPS
Financial aid is generally available to help qualified NC State students meet the expenses of NC State study abroad programs. For additional funding, NC State students should consider applying for a study abroad scholarship from the Study Abroad Office. The scholarship deadline for spring study abroad is September 15! Apply Now!
The University reserves the right to alter the program format and/or costs in case of conditions beyond its control. If the program is canceled or a student withdraws, a refund of program costs may not be available in all cases. Please refer to the Study Abroad Office Refund Policy for details.