The opportunity for international study at one of our partner universities in Europe, the USA or Australia is one of the great benefits of the Bachelor of Education degree. Among the many advantages of international study, students develop a great sense of self-confidence and achievement having mastered living and studying overseas away from the security of family and friends. Additionally, the opportunity to experience an alternative education model, to meet students from various backgrounds and cultures, to see amazing sites and experience fantastic adventures all inform the perspective of the global citizens and leaders our students will become!
Employers also immediately recognise the value of the skills developed by a graduate who has studied overseas, including: adaptability; flexibility; determination; ability to take risks; interpersonal skills and communication skills; independence and an open mind!
When Can I Study Overseas?
Bachelor of Education students can study overseas in year 3, semester 1 (autumn).
What Can I Study?
Bachelor of Education students must complete 5 modules comparable to:
• Early Childhood Education: Curriculum, Research and Pedagogy
• STeM 6: Teaching Mathematics and Science
• Research Methods - ethical foundations for teaching and research
• Creative Arts 3
• Assessment for and of Learning
Subjects chosen must add up to 30 ECTS or 15 US credits for the semester.
Where Can I Study?
For locations outside Europe see here.
For Erasmus locations see here.
How Do I Apply?
Please note that a QCA of 2.8 is required for study abroad.
For the Erasmus programme click here.
For non-EU international study click here.
How Much Will it Cost?
Grants are available for the Erasmus programme, the value of which depends on the location of the university.
Total estimated costs for US destinations are €6,000 to €8,000, which includes flights, visa, health insurance, pre-paid accommodation and meals. Low-interest loans are available from Bank of Ireland on MIC campus.
What Experiences Have Students Had?
Read MIC students' experiences of studying overseas here.