Consortium for Overseas Student Teaching (COST) Annual Meeting


April 25-28, 2016 | University of Nevada, Reno USA

The Consortium for Overseas Student Teaching (COST) is a small organization comprised of 15 U.S. colleges and universities. Since its inception in 1972, COST has arranged for more than 1,500 education majors to fulfill their student teaching requirements overseas. COST continues to expand its outreach, and is able to place students in South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa.

From the very beginning, the mission and vision of COST has been to provide firsthand international immersion experiences in an attempt to instill an intercultural perspective in future teachers. With these experiences it is hoped that students will develop the confidence and skills necessary to participate effectively as educators in pluralistic and globally oriented societies. A meeting of the members of the Consortium for Overseas Student Teaching is held every year to address ongoing business and governance matters and to conduct annual strategic planning.

Conference Information

Conference sessions are held at the Whitney Peak Hotel in downtown Reno, one mile from the University of Nevada, Reno campus. Your registration fee includes continental breakfast, lunch and two dinners.

Whitney Peak offers hotel shuttle for a fee. Airport Transportation - $10 per direction single passenger; additional passenger is complimentary. Reservations need to be made 24 hours in advance with the valet department at 775-398-5473 or Email:

Conference Fees and Deadlines
  • Early registration (through March 15, 2016): $300
  • Regular registration (through April 18, 2016): $400

Conference Registration

To register online for the conference, scroll to the bottom of the page and select “Enrollment Option” and then “Add to Shopping Cart” and follow the instructions. If you are not registering online and paying with a credit card, please download and complete the Consortium for Overseas Student Teaching (COST)registration form (PDF) and submit by mail or fax.

Payment must be made in US dollars. Participant is responsible for any wire-transfer fees.

Registration information for Overseas site coordinators:

Three nights hotel and your registration fees are paid for by COST. Additional room nights are the participants responsibility.

Please complete the registration form and put COST in the payment information section no later than March 1, 2016. Send the completed form to Anna Marotti and she will approve and forward to Shera Alberti-Annunzio registration to finalize your (you will receive an email confirmation). Send to Shera the following hotel information and she will make your hotel reservations. Upon hotel check-in you will need to provide a credit card for incidentals. Please note all hotel rooms are non-smoking.

  • Name:
  • Arrival date:
  • Arrival time:
  • Departure date:
  • Departure time:
  • Room type King Queen
  • If you are sharing a room with someone else please provide this information for both individuals.

Host Hotel and Room Rates

The host hotel is the Whitney Peak Hotel in downtown Reno, one mile from the University of Nevada, Reno campus. Room rates at Whitney Peak for conference participants are $89-139 + tax and $2 tourism surcharge per person. Complimentary parking in the Whitney Peak Hotel parking garage is included. Conference room rates are available through March 26, 2016. Reservations must be made by March 26, 2016 to secure the conference rate. Call +1 (775) 398-5400 and use conference code extend0416 to reserve your room by March 26, 2016. To book your hotel room online and receive the special conference room rate, go to the Whitney Peak Hotel website, and on the reservation page select “Have a Promo or Group Code? Enter it now.” Enter extend0416 in the GROUP CODE box (Do not use the Corporate/Promotion Code box).


For information about the conference program, contact Jennifer Mahon, Associate Professor, Secondary Education and Equity and Diversity, University of Nevada, Reno. Email:

For information about registration and accommodations, contact Shera Alberti-Annunzio, Assistant Director, Professional Development Programs, University of Nevada, Reno. Email:

No sections of this course are currently being offered.