International Student Teaching

WKU Art Education Students in Korea and China

WKU Art Education student, Ethan Hughes, did part of his student teaching abroad at Kyung Hee Elementary in Seoul, South Korea and Haley Kirtley is student teaching abroad at Baoding Eastern Bilingual School in Baoding City, China during Spring 2014! Please follow their travels through their blogs “Seoul Searching” and “Student Teaching in China“.

10246679_10203826403843213_16927067643239203_nPairing with the WKU Study Abroad and Global Learning office and the College of Education and Behavioral Science Student Teaching Office, Art Education program at Western Kentucky University is expanding its international reach and sending the pre-Service art teachers to complete their student teaching overseas.

Twelve WKU art pre-service teachers completed their international student teaching overseas. Nash Bridges and Ethan Hughes at Kyung Hee Elementary School, Seoul, Korea; Katie Hudson and Natalie Davis at The Long Eaton School in London, England; Monica Crawford, Chen Huang and Brittany Portman in Barcelona, Spain; Robbie Witt and Chelsea Hart at Colegio Menor de San Francisco in Quito, Equador; Haley Kirtley at Baoding Eastern Bilingual School in Baoding City, China; Ashley Hurt and Jenna Hall at Anne Frank Gymnasium in Werne, Germany.

For information on their experiences follow their blogs at “Tea and Teaching” , “Student teaching in South Korea” and “Ashley travels to Germany”. “Fredrick’s Fabulous Journey”

To learn more about the WKU international student teaching testimonials, visit here.

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WKU Art Education Student Featured on WBKO

Natasha Bridges who recently completed the WKU International Student Teaching Program at Kyung Hee Elementary School in Seoul, South Korea, was featured on the “Views from the Hill” segment of the WBKO, Bowling Green, KY news station. The interview focused on her teaching art and English to non-English speaking students while student teaching abroad. WKU in recent years opened many doors for P-12 pre-service teachers by placing them overseas far from home to teach. Upon return, these international student teachers all share the life changing experiences beyond they could have ever imagined.

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