Teacher Education Abroad at Flinders University
About Flinders University Teacher Education
*=Student teaching placements available in semester 1 only, though practical teaching elements may be embedded in some semester 2 courses.
We're so excited that you're considering IFSA-Butler's teacher education program at Flinders University. We're sure you're going to love studying there!
We look forward to working with you!
CoursesWhere can I find a list of courses that the university offers?
What courses am I eligible to take?
What if I need to take a required course?
What education courses can I take at Flinders as part of this program?
Primary (Elementary) Education
Primary (Elementary) Education (Languages)
Middle and Secondary School Education
Special Education & Disability Studies
Classes in Health Science and Physical Education are also available.
Fourth-year (400-level) courses and higher are part of a postgraduate degree (Masters or Ph.D.). You are not eligible to take these courses as an undergraduate study abroad student.
How does this program work?
Please note that student teaching placements are available in semester 1 only. Education courses are available in both semesters.
As one of the few international programs available to pre-service teachers, this exciting opportunity at Flinders will give students the skills necessary to manage the increasingly culturally diverse North American classrooms they will encounter in their professional careers.
Do I need a police clearance?
Do I need a special student visa?
How does the supervision and assessment of the student teaching work?
How many courses am I able to take, and how do I determine U.S. semester credit hours?
What are the registration conditions?
What do I need to know about exams?
How will my home university know what my classes were and what grades I received?
Housing OptionsWhat are my housing options?
The following housing options are available during your semester or year abroad.
All apartments in the Deirdre Jordan Village have kitchens (refrigerator, oven and stove), but students are responsible for providing basic kitchen supplies (e.g., silverware, crockery, pots and pans). Kitchen packs can be pre-purchased.
Is my housing included in the program fee?
Living and Studying Abroad in Adelaide, Australia
Dates & Fees
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Independent travelers must arrive at the Sydney Harbour YHA Hostel by 11 a.m. on the mandatory arrival date listed above.
Your program end date may change due to circumstances beyond IFSA-Butler's control. Upon arrival at your host university, be sure to verify your exam schedule and program end date. We also strongly recommend that you investigate fees and penalties associated with your airline tickets in case you need to make date or route changes.
All program support services end on the “Program Ends” date.
Exams must be taken where and when scheduled. Under no circumstances may students request that an exam time be changed. In Australia exams are taken under formal examination conditions, and changes cannot be made for individuals.
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Calendar Year and Semester 1 Payments Due: December 15
Program Fee Bills
† Housing Deposit
Personal Cost Estimates
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These figures are designed to assist students with financial planning but are only estimates based on past students’ experiences at the current exchange rate. They do not include any entertainment or vacation travel costs.
The above numbers are general estimates of expenses during a program abroad. We recommend taking into account your current spending habits, the cost of living in your host country and the current exchange rate. Your IFSA-Butler program advisor can be helpful as you attempt to work on a personal budget for your experience abroad.
Personal Miscellaneous: Covers general expenses of college life, including course supplies, photocopying, toiletries, snacks, personal care, etc.
All costs are in U.S. dollars.
To apply to the Flinders University program, use our easy online application.
We must receive these forms before we can send your application to Flinders University for an admissions decision. They can be sent to IFSA-Butler via email, fax or regular mail. Please submit these forms with the remainder of your program application.
If you have already started an application to the Flinders University program, you can check the status of your application using the student portal.
Meet Your IFSA-Butler Team
IFSA-Butler has a dedicated team of staff who are here to help students prepare for their program in Australia:
Program Advisor Kelsey O'Shaughnessy assists with the application process and is here to answer program, cultural and academic questions before departure. Kelsey studied abroad with IFSA-Butler in Sydney, Australia, during the spring of 2013. She enjoyed making friends with locals and exploring the ins and outs of new cities. She completed her undergraduate coursework in psychology at Butler University in 2014. She advises students planning to study abroad in England and Australia and can be reached at the email link above or at 800-858-0229, ext. 3638.
Student & Parent Services Manager Donnetta Spears is available to both students and parents for travel questions and information. Donnetta has worked with IFSA-Butler since 2000, and she has traveled through parts of Europe, Latin America, Australia and New Zealand. As the mother of 4 college students (including one who studied abroad on an IFSA-Butler program), she has a deep understanding of the ins-and-outs of study abroad from a parent perspective. Donnetta can be reached at the email link above or at 317-940-4252.
Upon return from your study abroad program, Academic Affairs Coordinator Paige Ward processes your Butler University transcript and assists with any academic record queries. Paige graduated from Butler University, and she studied abroad for a semester in Paris, Belfast, London and the English Lake District. Studying abroad for Paige was an eye-opening and knowledge-gaining experience, and she is excited to work with students who are looking for the same. Paige can be reached at the email link above or at 800-858-0229 ext. 4254.
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