Winter School in Switzerland
Through an innovative partnership between the MSU Denver School of Education (SOE) and Zurich University of Teacher Education (ZUTE), a small group of SOE students will have a unique opportunity to teach and learn for a short time in one of the finest school systems in the world.
At the three-week Winter School in Switzerland, SOE students will meet and work with other teacher education students from around the world and learn about the Swiss education system, with a focus on teaching English as a Foreign/Second Language (TEFL/TESOL). Under the supervision of partners in ZUTE, SOE students will practice teach in Swiss schools and learn about Swiss life, their political system, and their world-class education system. Students will also have opportunities to experience weekend excursions to St. Moritz and other parts of the country.
Although students will have opportunities for fun, most of their time will be spent with teacher education students from other countries in learning how Swiss teachers conduct class, plan lessons, and work with children from all over Europe. Students will be immersed in public school classrooms where the primary language is German, although Swiss students either know or are learning English as well.
To make this trip a reality, though, we need your help. The Winter School Experience comes with a cost of approximately $1,470 per student (CHF 1’450) plus airfare. Costs include everything from lodging and meal accommodations to insurance and train fare.