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MSU education department to offer education practicum in Thailand in June

February 14, 2013 -- MSU News Service

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A new practicum offered through the Montana State University Department of Education will enable students from throughout the Montana University System to teach in Thailand in June.

Spots for four graduate students are still available. Applications are due March 1.

The practicum is intended to provide students with practical international opportunities and help them gain experience in multicultural contexts, according to education professor Michael Brody. It will also enable students to immerse themselves in Thai culture and participate in the political and economic development of southeast Asia, Brody added.

The education practicum is part of the MSU Department of Education's "Educators Without Borders" program, which is designed to give students the opportunity to work in educational contexts throughout the world.  The practicum is targeted to education majors who want international teaching experience or international experiences in higher education, as well as students in any major interested in international education and individuals who would like to broaden their professional background.

Undergraduate spots have been filled, but graduate students in good standing at any Montana University System school are eligible to apply. All expenses, including housing, food, travel and tours, are estimated to be $3,900. Interested graduate students should contact education professor Art Bangert at abangert@montana.edu or (406) 994-7424 for more information. Application forms are available in the Department of Education's Office of Field Placement in 246 Reid Hall or by emailing fieldplacement@montana.edu.

For additional information, contact Pat Ingraham in the field placement office at 994-6277.

 

Contact: Michael Brody, 994-5951 or brody@montana.edu