IFSA-Butler Stranmillis University College Student Teaching Internship

Belfast, Ireland


Language of Instruction


Language Prerequisite


Finance Options
Scholarships, grants, financial aid, monthly payment plan, credit card payments and more!
Application Deadlines:
  • Fall: April 1
Min. GPA for Consideration:
Typical Credit Load:

About Stranmillis University College Student Teaching Internship

Add hands-on classroom experience in Northern Ireland to your resume and portfolio. Studying at Stranmillis, you will gain a practical understanding of teaching practices in another country while you hone your own skills in the classroom. Explore the world as you work towards your licensure, differentiating yourself with this unparalleled opportunity.

Stranmillis University College Student Teaching Internship Benefits

  • Unparalleled opportunity for education majors to undertake student teaching abroad, giving students the skills necessary to manage the increasingly culturally diverse North American classrooms they will encounter in their professional careers
  • Student teaching placements available in Belfast-area preschools and elementary, middle and high schools
  • A series of lectures, workshops, seminars, activities and visits to local schools complement the student teaching placement
  • Based at Stranmillis University College, an acclaimed teacher education institution that attracts students from throughout Ireland, the U.K. and worldwide
  • A holistic education curriculum perfect for student teachers in their fourth or fifth year; students must be qualified for student teaching on their home campus
  • Belfast has one of the lowest costs of living in the UK


Your success is our success! Whatever your goals, our approach is carefully designed to help you achieve them.
You will experience challenging, rewarding coursework in the highest quality classes, while receiving the academic support you need.
More than a tourist in a foreign country, you will engage in the community, build competencies, and develop yourself as a citizen of the world.
Our programs and practices reflect the value we place on diverse perspectives and are designed to support a variety of learners.
Round out your classroom experience with hands-on opportunities like internships, directed research, student teaching, community-based learning or volunteering, and cultural excursions.
You will have academic and personal mentors to assist with program choice, application, travel, cultural acclimation, language acquisition, class registration, academic issues, health and safety, and everything in between.

Academics at Stranmillis University College Student Teaching Internship

Students spend approximately 50 percent of their time working directly with local pupils. The other half of the program will incorporate learning through related lectures, workshops and classroom observations. If you are interested in combining student teaching or other practical classroom experiences with education courses, check out our Stranmillis University College Teacher Education program. 
Experiential Learning
Student Teaching
School-based service is at the heart of the Stranmillis teaching and learning philosophy, so each student will be able to actively apply classroom and theoretical knowledge with practical experience at a school in Belfast. IFSA-Butler will assist students with the process of verifying that the program meets degree program approval and state requirements for teacher education licensure. Students must apply for and receive a PBS Tier 4 visa in order to participate in student teaching.
After you return to the U.S., IFSA-Butler will send a Butler University transcript to your home university and to your permanent address. The transcript reflects the courses taken, credits attempted, and grades earned during your term abroad. This service is included in your study abroad program at no additional cost
Subjects offered at Stranmillis University College Student Teaching Internship
Early Childhood Education Elementary Education Secondary Education Student Teaching

Housing & Meals

Housing Type
Residence Hall/Dormitory
Most meals included
The housing fee for Stranmillis University College includes a meal plan that provides breakfast and dinner daily to students. Students can pack their lunches to bring with them to their placements or purchase them in the school cafeteria. On days when they are on campus, students can purchase lunches at the cafeteria on campus or make their own lunches in the housing facilities.

The IFSA-Butler Team

IFSA-Butler has a dedicated team and staff who are here to help every student prepare and be ready to achieve their goals at every step of the way.

Program Advisor

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Kendall Hook

Program Advisor - Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, England

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Finance Advisor

Resident Director

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Maria Keane

Resident Director, Ireland

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Academic Affairs Director

Dates and Fees

Fall 2017

Program Dates

Program Start Date
October 8, 2017
Program End Date
December 16, 2017

Program Fees

Total Program Fee
Students pay a $500 non-refundable program deposit upon confirmation of attendance. The deposit is applied to the total program fee.

Estimated Costs

Books & Supplies
Local Transportation
Personal Expenses
(Includes utilities, laundry, entertainment, expected start-up costs, etc. Does not include personal travel.)
Total Estimated Costs