An international student teaching experience isn’t a dream but a reality!  The STAGE program allows education majors from member colleges to do their student teaching at international schools. Our STAGE Coordinator will contact international schools that accept student teachers to find a placement that will be beneficial to your teacher preparation. As part of this program, Interaction International holds a Pre-Experience Orientation Seminar where topics such as cross-cultural transition, the international school, the third culture kids profile, the multi-cultural classroom, culture stress and various other activities are aimed at preparing you for the experience of student teaching internationally. You will also be meeting other student teachers from different colleges who may be going to the same school or area as you.

Applications should be submitted prior to continuing with payment. Review application process here.

Applicant payment for STAGE may be made by:

  • Make check payable to “Interaction.”
  • Include in the memo line the participant’s name and the STAGE placement time (i.e. Spring 2024 or Fall 2024).
  • Mail to :

Interaction International
PO Box 706
Mineral Springs, NC 28108

Credit/debit card

Select the semester you expect to do your overseas teaching experience


Pay Online Fall 2024 placements

Pay Online Spring 2025 placements

Pay Online Fall 2025 placements

Pay Online Spring 2026 placements

Save $50 if you apply before December 15th for the following fall or March 15th for winter/spring placements

Annual school membership dues for STAGE may be made online here:

Current membership is required for students to receive placement services and provide for the ongoing work of STAGE. Membership enables a school representative to be on the STAGE board.

Payments are requested by September 30th of each year.

Pay Online 1-50 graduates/year: $413

Pay Online 51+ graduates/year: $463.50


Contact us if your college/university would be interested in membership with STAGE.


Refund Policy

We understand circumstances change, so the STAGE board has put the following policy into place in regards to refunds.

If you choose to withdraw from the STAGE program at any point after application has been made, your cancellation or withdrawal must be made through the appointed STAGE supervisor on your college/university campus in order to be official, during the academic year as well as during summer breaks. All requests for refunds must be made in writing.

Please refer to our refund policy on the application page.