This program is open to education majors from all concentrations!

china ed

Location: Fuxin, Liaoning Province, China, Asia

Program Type: UMSL Practicum II Teaching Program

Language of Instruction: English. No foreign language experience required.

UMSL Term Abroad: Spring

Approximate Dates Abroad: Mid February - Early May

Application Deadline: We encourage applicants to this program to apply by the priority deadline - your chances of admission are increased by doing so.

  • Spring: October 23

UMSL Study Abroad Eligibility Requirements.

China Child

School: Fuxin Primary and Experimental Middle School serves approximately 2,000 students in grades 1-12. You will have support from Chinese teachers and administrators at the school as you plan and teach your own students.

Academics: You will teach English classes and are free to use any subject matter in the courses you teach. Fuxin students are especially interested to learn about American culture. You will earn credit for your Practicum II teacher certification through student teaching and by participating in a pre-departure and online course. Your practicum experience will be overseen by an on-site faculty liason based out of Shenyang Normal University.

Housing: You live free of charge in private dorm rooms near the campus. You will share a full-service kitchen and access to laundry facilities with the other UMSL students. Campus dining facilities are available for breakfast and lunch free of charge.

Activities and Programs: Upon arriving, you will spend a few days in Beijing exploring the capital city of China as well as visiting the Great Wall. Throughout the semester there will be other opportunities to explore and experience the province and the country.

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Cost Estimates for Spring 2015*

Use the Budget Worksheet to compare the below cost to your personal budget or living on campus at UMSL.

Tuition $4,105.40
Meals & Personal Expenses $1,500
Airfare $1,700
TOTAL $7,305.40


Benefit Estimates for Spring 2015*

Stipend earned for teaching                                         approx. $1,000
Accommodations covered
Health Insurance covered
Excursions to Beijing, Great Wall, etc. covered
On-site director covered



Application Process: Students must submit the following documents to the Study Abroad Office. Forms are available online only.

1. UMSL Study Abroad Application Form
2. Student Teaching in China Application Addendum 
3.  Scholarship application and scholarship essay (UMSL students only)

Please mail or drop off forms to:
Nate Daugherty
University of Missouri-St. Louis Study Abroad Office, 261 MSC
Attn: Student Teaching in China 
One University Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63121

Mandatory Pre-Departure Orientation: participants are required to complete an online study abroad orientation and attend an in-person orientation. Participants will be notified by the program coordinator regarding the specific orientation requirements.

* UMSL tuition fees are based on 13undergraduate credit hours at the 2014/15 rate - 2015/16 tuition rate TBA April 2015. Non-resident fees may apply. * Costs are based off a three month semester.  * Airline estimate based off of online search. * Please note that expenses are ESTIMATES. Costs vary depending on the exchange rate, the inflation rate, individual spending habits, and amount of extra travel. The cost estimate above does not include visa expenses, personal expenses, independent travel, which vary widely from student to student. * Program information is subject to change.

Last updated 11APR2014