China is a country steeped in five thousand years of history and tradition, but it is also becoming one of the most developed civilizations in the world. From its largest cities of 20 million inhabitants to the countryside where rice is still planted by hand, China offers a great diversity of experiences. Located in the south, Guangzhou is the third-largest city in China and is home to almost 13 million people. Hong Kong is only 75 miles to the south of the city. Students will complete their student teaching requirement in The Clifford School. The school provides bilingual education so that each of its students receives 50 percent of his/her daily instruction in Chinese and 50 percent in English.
NISTP is open to Elementary, ECE, and Secondary student teachers. Special Education majors check with NISTP. Student teachers will be assigned to work with Clifford School teachers during fall 2017. They will complete their TWS and TESOL K–12 if required.