SAA’s childhood and secondary education programs broaden students’ education skills by tutoring children and shadowing teachers in international classrooms around the world.

Studying education abroad gives new perspectives on teaching and learning styles that are unique to the country being visited. Students can learn new techniques and practical methods to work with children and solve problems in the classroom.

Additionally, these programs are ways to give back to the community, by volunteering at local schools and working with children to further their education and improve their lives.

Experiences unique to studying education abroad will give students more tools back home, such as working with children with a language barrier and different cultural norms. These programs give students the special chance to get an inter-cultural perspective on education.

Browse our most popular childhood and secondary education programs below, with links to view the full itinerary and request a personalized quote.

Available Destinations*

• Belize
• Finland
• Italy
• Costa Rica
• Finland

*We offer programs in over 24 countries worldwide. If you have another destination in mind for your program that is not included in this list, feel free to contact us to begin fully customizing your perfect itinerary.

Belize: Special Education

  • Stella Maris School Class Observation
  • Lamanai Archaeological Site
  • Belize Museum
  • Belize Zoo
  • Traditional Cooking Class
  • Snorkel Hol Chan Marine Reserve
  • Sunset Sailboat Cruise

Finland: Inclusive Education

  • School Visits
  • Educational and Cultural Services Center
  • Ainolan Puisto & Pohjois-Pohjanmaan Museo
  • Oulun Taidemuseo
  • National Board of Education
  • The National Library of Finland
  • Tietomaa Science Centre
  • Helsinki University Museum
  • Suomenlinna Fortress

Italy: Childhood Education

  • Loris Malaguzzi International Center
  • Montessori Foundation in Chiaravalle
  • Parmigiano Cheese Factory & Tasting
  • 2 School Visits – 10 hours “practicum” time in classrooms
  • Guided tour of Colosseum & Forum
  • Historical and Cultural Walking Tours

Costa Rica: Education

  • Shadowing at Elementary and High Schools
  • Lecture on Costa Rica Education System
  • Dance Classes
  • La Paz Waterfalls
  • Irazu & Poas Volcano
  • Coffee Plantation Visit
  • Excursion to Isla Tortuga
  • Jade Museum

Finland: Education

  • Tampere Walking Tour
  • University of Tampere
  • Helsinki Walking Tour
  • University of Helsinki
  • Half-day Porvoo Visit
  • Suomenlinna Fortress Boat Excursion

All of our programs are 100% customizable.

Looking for another area of study or destination? We are always expanding to new fields and countries around the globe.
Contact us to get started building a fully-customized itinerary. Tell us your dream program and we’ll make it a reality!