COST: Consortium for Overseas Student Teaching
The Consortium of Overseas Student Teaching (COST) program allows education majors to complete their student-teaching internship requirements in American-sponsored overseas schools or in overseas schools that are under the supervision of teacher-education institutions with which COST has a working agreement. Significant international and intercultural experiences can be gained through this experience. Students become better equipped to teach in America's increasingly diverse classrooms.
Although this online application is specifically for Auburn Abroad, students can apply to the COST Program at any point throughout the year. Contact Angela Parsons (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information about the COST Program.
Participants should be able to travel and live independently, navigate bus and train transportation, extensive walking, and stairs.
COST Placement Sites
- American Samoa
- Australia: Brisbane, Darwin, Geelong, and Perth
- Bahamas: New Providence
- China: Hangzhou, Chengdu, Tianjin, and Qingdao Shenyang
- Costa Rica: Escazu, Heredia, Monteverde
- Ecuador: Quito
- France: Various locations
- Germany: Berlin and Cologne
- Greece: Thessaloniki
- India: Delhi
- Ireland: Various locations
- Italy: Turin
- The Netherlands: Rotterdam and Nieuwegein
- New Zealand: Auckland
- Puerto Rico: Various locations
- South Africa: Grahamstown, Knysna, and Port Elizabeth
- Spain: Various locations
- Taiwan: Various locations
For more information regarding program locations, download a copy of the COST.Reciving.Site.Locations
Typically students are enrolled into either CTEE 4920 & CTEE 4950 or CTEC 4920 & CTEC 4210.
Students are not charged Auburn tuition the semester they participate in the COST Program. The program fee is $4,000, which is split into two payments of $2,000. This charge is applied to students Auburn eBill. There is also a $150 non-refundable COST application fee.
PASSPORT AND VISA REQUIREMENTS
If you do not have a PASSPORT: Please check http://travel.state.gov for the nearest local passport office and forms. Application for a United States passport should be made at least 120 days in advance of your departure date. Auburn Abroad recommends that you apply for a passport as soon as you know you are participating in the program. If you already have a passport: Please check the expiration date. Passports should be valid for at least 6 months following your scheduled time abroad.
VISA NOTICE: Visa regulations are being reviewed and updated constantly. Please check with the Faculty Director or Program Provider regarding visa requirements.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Contact Angela Parsons (email@example.com) for more information about the COST Program.