The Consortium for Overseas Student Teaching (COST) is a collaboration of 15 colleges and universities in the United States that provides opportunities for quality student teaching experiences with supervision in overseas settings; EIU is the only member from Illinois.
Student teaching overseas offers you the opportunity to not only complete your student teaching requirement but to do so while living in another country. You will gain an international perspective on education and experience a culture different from that of the United States.
Take advantage of this opportunity to teach students in another area of the world and learn from them as they learn from you. Students selected to participate in the COST program will complete 1/2 of their student teaching in an Illinois school and 1/2 in an international placement.
For more information about the program visit the Consortium for Overseas website or contact Dr. Stephen Lucas.
To apply to the COST program you must complete the online student teaching application (see information on student teaching home page) as well as the EIU COST Application. There is no charge to submit your initial application. Participation in the COST program is competitive with EIU being limited to 10 participants a year. All applications received by the deadline will be reviewed by the EIU COST Committee and interviews scheduled with all aipplicants. Upon approval by the EIU COST Committee, successful applicants will then be required to submit a $200 non-refundable fee to COST.
Applications for Spring 2022 Student Teachers interested in participating in the COST program are due May 7, 2021. Interviews for potential COST students will be conducted by May 28. Application materials to the national COST office will be due August 1, 2021.
If you have questions or would like additional information about the COST program please contact