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  • Locations: Chiayi, Taiwan; Hanoi, Vietnam; Hong Kong, Hong Kong; Martin, Slovakia; Montevideo, Uruguay; Shanghai, China; Szarvas, Hungary
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Restrictions: CONCORDIA applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Spring
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
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Language of Instruction: English, Spanish Minimum GPA: 3.0
Areas of Study: Education Class Status: 4) Senior
Housing Options: Guest House, Homestay Program Type: Field Site
Program Description:
Concordia offers the unique opportunity for Education majors to complete all or part of their student teaching abroad! With placement opportunities at international, private K-12 schools in Taiwan, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Hungary, Hanoi, Slovakia and Uruguay, you see the world while completing your degree/licensure requirements. 
The Process: Students must complete the School of Education's application and Out of Area request approximately one year in advance. To apply, students must have the permission/recommendation of their faculty advisor in the School of Education. Placements are not guaranteed. For more information, please contact the School of Education Field Experience Coordinator, Nicole Gaines at
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Shanghai, China (Concordia Shanghai International School, K-12)  CSIS

With an impressive international reputation, Concordia Shanghai serves over 1,500 expatriate students and is very open to a growing and vibrant partnership with CUW/CUAA. Student teachers teach in English-speaking classrooms with English-speaking teachers. Often, housing is provided on-campus or in a homestay with a CSIS teacher. Numerous CUW students have gone there for student teaching in recent years, and some have even gone to work there full-time upon completing their degrees. For more information, please visit their website at

Hong Kong (Hong Kong International School) 

Modern, cosmopolitan, world-renowned...those adjectives describe Hong Kong International School (HKIS) which serves over 3,000 P-12 students. Aiming to provide an American-style, English-language education to local and international students, HKIS is profoundly multicultural. Several CUW graduates have been hired by HKIS, and a few are still there. They are looking for qualified candidates with two years of experience.
For more information, please visit
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Taiwan (Concordia Middle School Chiayi)

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Concordia Middle School in Chiayi, Taiwan is the only Lutheran school in Taiwan, and has a more than 45-year history on the island. It combines modern amenities with the quaint charm of a small town. Student teachers are paired with an American teaching missionary in Taiwan for the in and out of the classroom experience. Please see their website for more information.

Vietnam (Concordia International School Hanoi)

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In its 8th year of operation, Concordia International School Hanoi is a K-12 school catered to international and local students alike and teaches an American-style curriculum. CUW's very own Dr. David Birner was instrumental in launching this school. Please see their website, or contact Dr. Birner for more information. 


Through connection with Lutheran teachers, friends and missionaries in Slovakia, CUW/CUAA students have the opportunity to be placed at the Tisovec Lutheran High School, or the Martin Bible School, both in towns near Slovakia's capital of Bratislava. For more information, please see their website, or contact Dr. Birner.


Uruguay (Colegio de San Pablo)

Colegio de San Pablo (St. Peter's school), located in the capital of Motevideo, is a bilingual Lutheran P-12 school that is now expanding into offering college-level courses as well. Student teachers are placed with LCMS missionary teachers for the classroom and lodging. Please contact Dr. Birner for more information.

Want to hear more from an alumnus of the program? Kaley Grunwald, CUW's International Admission's Coordinator, did her student teaching in Uruguay (and took this photo below!). Contact her for more info.
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Program Ratings:
Overall Experience:
1 2 3 4 5
Program Value:
1 2 3 4
Academic Experiences:
1 2 3 4 5
Cultural Experiences:
1 2 3 4
1 2 3 4 5
Overall Learning:
1 2 3 4 5

This program is currently not accepting applications.