Is Global Gateway Right for You?
Each Global Gateway program is a challenging and sometimes difficult experience for participants. Students are required to spend at least eight weeks away from Bloomington, work long hours, and adapt quickly to unfamiliar cultures. Participation requires a two-year commitment, beginning with a preparatory phase that includes monthly classes, readings, and a workshop, culminating in the student teaching experience.
Students who are most likely to succeed in cultural immersion experiences have these qualities:
- Emotional stability, good health, and willingness to adjust and adapt to unfamiliar and challenging circumstances
- Freedom from worries about family and friends or other social obligations
- Adequate financial resources to pay program fees, travel expenses, and living expenses away from Bloomington (some financial aid may be available)
- Strong professional and personal objectives for their experience
If you are interested in participating in a Global Gateway program, please fill out the Student Interest Form.