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Student Teaching in Thailand

This student teaching experience transports teacher candidates to Bangkok, Thailand at our partner institution, Berkeley International School. Two alumni from our very own School of Education at SUNY Geneseo bridged this partnership in Spring of 2017. During the Spring semester, teacher candidates will have the opportunity to be in classrooms filled with learners from various cultural backgrounds, perspectives, and languages from all over the world. Student teachers will complete their first student teaching placement in New York State and then complete their second placement traveling independently to Thailand.

Program Type: Partner Program
Term/Duration: Spring semester (seven weeks)
Credits: Full time
Application Fee: $20
Application Deadline: One year prior to anticipated semester of student teaching abroad

Thai schoolchildren

Thai school

Program Details

Beginning in the Spring of 2018, the School of Education at SUNY Geneseo sent its first teacher candidate to Bangkok, Thailand for a student teaching experience at Berkeley International School. Instruction at this pre-K through 12th grade school is provided in English and the faculty are also native English speakers. The average class size is around 17 students representing over 31 nationalities school-wide. Candidates will stay in central Bangkok, the largest and most vibrant city in Thailand. Please visit the Berkeley International School website for further information.

The program includes a focused student teaching placement along with cultural visits and excursions within Thailand to bring meaning to this international student teaching experience. Online seminars with a SUNY Geneseo School of Education supervisor will address a variety of topics drawing on candidates' daily work in their classrooms and providing time to reflect on the similarities and differences between public and international school education. Formal observations will be conducted by the headmaster at Berkeley.

Thai market

Thai shore

Program Cost

For complete cost details, download and read the Student Teaching in Thailand Program Cost Sheet.

Estimated Total Due to Geneseo or home SUNY Campus: $10,911.50 (undergraduate students).


The spring program is under the direction of Dr. Thea Yurkewecz with the partnership of the study abroad office under Samuel Cardamone.

Application Information

Candidates need to apply through the School of Education by completing an Out-of-Area application the year prior the student teaching semester.  Please contact Jennifer Haines, Director of Field Experiences, at for details.