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Application Information for Students From Other Universities

Application Deadlines

For placements that begin:

  • January, February, March (Spring semester), Apply by March 20
  • May, June, July (May term and Summer sessions I&II), Apply by November 20
  • August, September, October (Fall semester), Apply by January 20

If the timeline of your licensure program prevents you from meeting these deadlines, please send an email to arrange an alternative timeline for your application.

Application Process

In order to move ahead with your application, please complete these steps:

  1. Set up UMM student account

    Complete the placement information form indicating your area of licensure and other background information. The information in the form will be used to create a UMM student account for you. You will receive an account initiation letter via email that will provide you with your UMM student ID and password. Please follow the instructions in this letter to initiate your student account.

  2. Complete the online application

    Access the online application form. Choose the application link for University of Minnesota students and use your UMM student account ID and password to log in. Make sure you click "Apply now," NOT "Create a Profile."

    In the online application, choose
         - Center Name: Morris GST/ELTAP Programs
         - Education Abroad Term: Choose the semester you plan to be abroad
         - Country: Choose the country in which you plan to complete GST

  3. Submit the application and payment fees

    Shortly after you have submitted the application form, an application fee and a placement fee will be charged to your UMM student account. You can find information about payment options here. The fees must be paid by the application deadline and you will not be accepted into the program until they have been paid.

  4. Complete checklist for Global Student Teaching Application

    Compile all other checklist items listed below and submit them before the application deadline. All materials should be uploaded to the online application checklist unless otherwise noted. If those who are writing your recommendation letters prefer to submit their letters directly, they may send them to ummgst@morris.umn.edu.

    Once we receive your application, we will review it and notify you of your acceptance status. If your application is accepted, a placement will be sought that is consistent with your proposed schedule and choice of country. In the event that it is not possible to fulfill your request, we will contact you before seeking an alternate placement for you.

    We will make every effort to finalize placements two months prior to the beginning of your assignment; though extenuating circumstances can alter this schedule.

    Typed Student Teaching Statement
    Write a 2-3 page essay that will serve as your introduction to the educators in your host school. Summarize your background, interests, special talents, travel and work experiences, leadership positions, honors received, and aspects of your life that would help the people you will be working with know who you are. Explain why you have chosen to participate in Global Student Teaching and why you are interested in student teaching in the specific country.

    This can be the same as the statement used in your UMM student teaching application as long as you include a section about your interest in GST and the specific country that you are applying to.

    Letters of Recommendation
    Provide two letters (from teacher educators familiar with your work in education) speaking to your qualifications (teaching capability, initiative, perseverance, decision-making skills, written and oral expression, and intercultural communication competence) for completing student teaching in another country.

    Summary List of Credits Earned
    Compile a list of credits by subject area e.g. Chemistry 25 credits; Art 15 credits. Note Special emphasis in your coursework. People in other countries often find transcripts difficult to decipher. A summary list helps to clarify your teaching strengths.

    Official University Transcript
    Request to have an official copy of your transcript sent directly to Global Student Teaching. Digital copies are preferred.

    Letter From a Parent or Guardian Approving Your Application
    If you are under 18 years of age, a letter from a parent or guardian indicating approval is required.

    Approval From Director of Student Teaching At Your College or University Authorizing Your Application
    Complete this form and have the Director of student teaching at your college or university sign to indicate you have met all prerequisites for student teaching.

    Criminal Background Check
    Complete a criminal background check and upload a copy of the report as part of your application. Be sure to bring a copy with you and present it to your host school. You may already have a background check on file at your teacher education program for previous fieldwork experiences. Please check with your program.

  5. Submit additional documents after acceptance confirmation 

    After your acceptance has been confirmed, you will be prompted to submit additional documents. These can be uploaded to the online application checklist. 

    Proof of Classroom Liability Insurance
    Provide evidence that you have liability insurance for your work in the classroom, such as a confirmation email. You may already have liability insurance through your teacher education program for previous fieldwork experiences. Please check with your program. An example of liability insurance can be found by following the "Join NEA" at the top of the page. Be sure to select "Student Membership" for a significant discount!

    Health Form
    Complete, sign and upload the health form.

    Insurance Form
    Complete the insurance form.

    Release & Waiver Form
    Sign the University of Minnesota Release and Waiver online. A copy of the signed waiver will be automatically emailed to you as a PDF attachment. Upload the PDF document.

    Confirmation & Payment Agreement Form
    Complete, date, sign and upload the confirmation and payment agreement form.

    Travel Information
    After being informed about your placement details, book your flights and submit your flight confirmation email. You will also be asked to complete the google form to provide your travel details. The university requires this information in order to purchase your international insurance. 

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