Scotland

Scotland

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Student teaching placements in Scotland are limited and can vary greatly in terms of being rural/urban, culturally homogeneous/multi-ethnic, and of high/ low socioeconomic levels. Most often, placements are made in the area served by the Falkirk Regional Council. Students typically live in homestay accommodations.

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Student Spotlight

Caroline Murphy student taught in an elementary school in Dunipace in the Spring of 2019. "A major reason why I chose Scotland was because I love hiking and nature. I absolutely love mountains, and Scotland did not disappoint. The natural landscape was awe inspiring at every turn."

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Costs and Scholarships

Global Gateway for Teachers cannot provide exact cost information since costs will vary throughout the year and from one individual to the next. Please note that all estimates are listed in U.S. Dollars. Keep in mind that foreign currency exchange rates will affect the value of the U.S. Dollar and hence your budget.

  • IU Bloomington Students

    There are a number of scholarships available for IU Bloomington students who participate in Global Gateway, some up to $4000.

    • Tuition and fees: Most IU Bloomington students will cover this cost with their regular tuition, though some exceptions may apply.
    • Registration Fee: $300 (non-refundable)
    • Program Medical Insurance: $100
    • Visa Processing Fees: $1200+  (processing fees, including sponsorship through BUNAC)
    • Roundtrip Airfare:  $800 – $1500 +
    • Room & Board (weekly):  $180 – $235+
    • Miscellaneous Personal Expenses:  Travel and excursions, eating out, gifts, souvenirs, phone plans, etc.
    • Other Considerations:  Passport ($130), travel insurance (strongly recommended)

    Estimated total for 8-week stay:
    $3840 – $4980*
    *does not include passport ($130), professional liability insurance ($29), personal expenses, and other optional costs, such as travel insurance

  • Guest Campus Students

    Not sure if you're from a guest campus? Find out here.
    Check with your campus financial aid office for available scholarships and grants.

    • Tuition and fees: Students from guest campuses pay for three credit hours:
      • Undergraduate Indiana Resident: $299.19 per credit hour
      • Undergraduate Non-Resident: $1098.13 per credit hour
    • Registration Fee: $300 (non-refundable)
    • Program Medical Insurance: $100
    • Visa Processing Fees: $1200+  (processing fees, including sponsorship through BUNAC)
    • Roundtrip Airfare:  $800 – $1500 + travel insurance (strongly recommended)
    • Room & Board (weekly):  $180 – $235+
    • Miscellaneous Personal Expenses:  Travel and excursions, eating out, gifts, souvenirs, phone plans, etc.
    • Other Considerations:  Passport ($130), travel insurance (strongly recommended)

    Estimated total for 8-week stay:
    Indiana Resident: $4737.57 – $5877.57*
    Non-Resident: $7134.39 – $8274.39*
    *does not include passport ($130), professional liability insurance ($29), personal expenses, and other optional costs, such as travel insurance

  • Partner Campus Students

    Not sure if you're from a partner campus? Find out here.
    Check with your campus financial aid office for available scholarships and grants.

    • Placement Fee: $900
    • Registration Fee: $300 (non-refundable)
    • Program Medical Insurance: $100
    • Visa Processing Fees: $1200+  (processing fees, including sponsorship through BUNAC)
    • Roundtrip Airfare:  $800 – $1500 + travel insurance (strongly recommended)
    • Room & Board (weekly):  $180 – $235+
    • Miscellaneous Personal Expenses:  Travel and excursions, eating out, gifts, souvenirs, phone plans, etc.
    • Other Considerations:  Passport ($130), travel insurance (strongly recommended)

    Estimated total for 8-week stay:
    $4740 – $5880*
    *does not include passport ($130), professional liability insurance ($29), personal expenses, and other optional costs, such as travel insurance

Teaching Responsibilities

Students may teach a variety of subjects and grade levels. In most cases, they will teach in their own licensing area (e.g., elementary education, secondary math, etc.). Further, it may be possible to fulfill practicum requirements in Scotland for the following license additions: ESL/ENL, Reading, JH/MS, Computers, and possibly others.

Other Considerations

Placements in Scotland are limited. Students considering Scotland should have a strong “second choice” host nation.

Contact Us

For general program interest or inquiries, please write to us at ggt@iu.edu.

Dr. Laura Stachowski
Director
stachows@indiana.edu
(812) 856-8507

Dr. Paige Andersson
Assistant Director
paiander@iu.edu
(812) 856-8529

Paris King
Program Coordinator
pariking@iu.edu
(812) 856-8507

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