Germany: Education Field Experience

This program will run in 2024, applications will open in early October

About the program


The Pädagogische Hochschule Freiburg was one of UBC’s first international CFE partners, and they have been hosting and placing UBC teacher candidates in Freiburg’s public and private school system since 2012. Usually, students are assigned to a school in or near Freiburg.

Location: Freiburg, Germany



The candidate will be placed in a grade and subject near the age group and subjects they taught in Canada. For the first few days, teacher candidates will usually observe classes being taught, assist whenever possible, and get used to the rhythm and flow of the school. By the middle to the end of the first week, teacher candidates are encouraged to try their hand at teaching lessons, and in the second week they should be teaching one or two (or more) lessons a day, or teaching what they and their hosts feel comfortable with.

Some potential CFE activities include:

  • Observe, assist and teach in a grade/subject areas similar to that taught in Canada
  • Observe, assist and teach English and English as a Second Language
  • Observe and assist other grades and subjects in the school
  • Observe and assist with teacher specialists
  • Observe and assist with field trips and after school activities
  • Present an overview of Canada. Candidates will be in schools four days/week with extended weekends to be used for cultural events and travel in the area

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General Timeline

Teaching Dates: May TBD, 2023

Arrival Date: TBD

Expected weekly hours: Monday – Thursday 8am – 4pm

Eligibility and Prerequisite

Prerequisite: Teacher candidates completing their practical requirement.

Theme: International Placement
Location: International
Age Group: Elementary and Middle Years

Number of placements: 6

This placement has the ability to host French candidates. 

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Program Fees

Associated Cost

Airfare (personal, flyer points) approx: $1300
Trip Costs $3200
Go Global Award – $1000
Total approx: $3500
Personal costs and food is individual

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