Student Teaching in Brazil has truly been the highlight of my college experience! I am currently teaching 2nd grade at the American School of Brasilia. Not only have I learned so many great tools about the profession of being an educator, but I have also learned so much about myself. This experience has taught me to gain the confidence and the skills I need to be a successful classroom teacher. Having this experience of student teaching internationally has been very eye-opening to me and has been worth every moment of my time here. I highly recommend that if you have any desire to go abroad, teach internationally, or want to have an amazing cultural experience, jump at the opportunity! This is a once in a lifetime chance, that will help you grow professionally and personally. Now what are you waiting for? Apply today!
Overall, my experience here in Brazil has been a once in a life time opportunity and one of the best and most rewarding experiences of my life. If you have any desire to go abroad, broaden your horizons, explore new things, go on adventures, try new foods, go out of your comfort zone, make new friends, learn new teaching styles, and embrace diversity, then I highly urge you to take the step and apply to student teach aboard. It has open doors to a whole new world for me and I am incredibly grateful for this experience! In the words of Mahatma Gandhi, "In a gentle way, you can shake the world." Now it's your turn! Internationally student teach!