If you’re looking for an opportunity to go abroad and get some great teaching experience in the process, these fellowships are for you! These fellowships are based in over 140 countries and are for teachers of all levels, including recent graduates. You could teach in places like Greece, American Samoa, the Marshall Islands, and Japan! If one of these sounds exciting to you, make sure to bookmark it to your ProFellow account.
Atlas Corps engages talented professionals committed to working on social issues in 12-18 month, professional fellowships at organizations in the U.S. and Latin America to learn best practices, build organizational capacity, and return home to create a network of global leaders. Foreign fellows serve at host organizations in the United States, while U.S. Fellows work in Latin America. The fellowship includes a living stipend to cover basic expenses (food, local transportation, and shared housing) and health insurance. All applicants must be aged 22-35 and must have 2-10 years of professional experience, a bachelor’s degree or equivalent, English proficiency, commitment to return to your home country after the fellowship. Applications are accepted year-round but check website for priority deadlines. Currently, Atlas Corps is not accepting applications for fellowships outside the U.S.
The English Language Fellow Program promotes English language learning around the world and fosters mutual understanding between the U.S. and other countries. It places talented, highly qualified U.S. educators with Master’s degree with a focus in TESOL or Applied Linguistics in all regions of the world for 10 months. Fellow projects typically combine direct English teaching and teacher training, plus secondary duties that may involve curriculum and materials development, and the development of cultural exchange projects. Fellows receive a $30,000 stipend, roundtrip travel and other benefits. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until all positions are filled.
The English Language Specialist Program provides opportunities for U.S. academics and professionals in the field of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) to conduct short-term programs overseas (10 working days – three months). English Language Specialists assist U.S. embassies in teacher training, curriculum and textbook development, program evaluation, and other related activities. Successful candidates will be placed into a pool of potential candidates to be matched to suitable assignments throughout the year. Qualified candidates must have a Master’s or PhD in TESOL or a related field and 10 years’ English teaching experience. Applications accepted year round on a rolling basis.
The English Teaching Assistant (ETA) Programs place recent college graduates and young professionals from the U.S. in classrooms abroad for up to 1 year to provide assistance to the local English teachers. ETA’s help teach English language while serving as cultural ambassadors for the U.S. The age and academic level of the students varies by country, ranging from kindergarten to university level. Applicants for English Teaching Assistant Programs can apply to only one country. Applicants must be U.S. citizens at the time of application.
A U.S. Student Fulbright Grant allows for individually designed study/research projects that will take place during one academic year (9-12 months) in a country outside the U.S. Applicants design their own projects and will typically work with advisers at foreign universities or other institutes of higher education. The study/research awards are available in approximately 140 countries. For recent BA/BS graduates, graduate and doctoral students, and young professionals including artists, musicians, writers, journalists, and those in law, business, and other professional fields. Undergraduate and graduate students must apply through their institution; professionals and former students can apply through their alma mater or At Large.
Up to 12 grants are available to recent graduates to serve as Teaching Fellows at the Hellenic American Educational Foundation (HAEF) and act as young ambassadors, strengthening the ties between the Foundation and the United States, and providing a cross-cultural educational experience. The Fellowship is open to recent U.S. Bachelor’s and Master’s degree holders with a record of academic excellence at both the undergraduate and graduate level. The preferred age limit at the time of application is 26. Majors in Education and English literature and language (including TESOL/TEFL) are preferred, but not required.
The JET Programme enables local authorities in Japan (prefectures, designated cities and other municipalities) to employ foreign college graduates for the purpose of improving foreign language education as well as promoting international exchange at the local level. Appointment is for one year. Participants are assigned to be either Assistant Language Teachers (ALTs) who provide language instruction in elementary, junior and senior high schools; Coordinators for International Relations (CIRs) who work in communities on international exchange activities; or Sports Exchange Advisors (SEAs) who promote international exchange through sports.
The MENAR Fellowship Program is working to achieve this objective by offering one-year post-graduation fellowships for top graduates of American colleges at leading organizations in the Middle East and North Africa. The program offers these graduates an opportunity to engage with the people and institutions of the Middle East through high-impact, professional fellowships; provides service organizations with passionate young professionals who can forge a bridge between the U.S. and the region and aid in the region’s development; and fosters a new generation of U.S. leaders in service, politics, and policy who have experience with the challenges the region faces and the potential it holds.
Princeton in Asia (PiA) is an independent, non-profit organization affiliated with Princeton University. Founded in 1898, the program has long been driven by a mission to foster mutual appreciation and cultural understanding by connecting service-minded graduates and partner organizations in Asia through immersive work experiences. PiA offers year-long, service-oriented fellowships in 22 countries and regions of Asia in the fields of education, public health, economic development, environmental sustainability, and peace, justice, and access to information. PiA fellowships are open to graduates or graduating seniors of any university.
Fellowships in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) are offered annually to full-time students who wish to pursue a master’s degree in TESOL program and to acquire language teaching experience at The American University in Cairo. Fellowships are offered for two academic years and the intervening summer session, with a review every semester for satisfactory academic performance. The award includes tuition fees, monthly stipend, monthly housing allowance, medical service and health insurance fees, and one-way home travel. Fellows teach eight hours of English per week.
In American Samoa, WorldTeach volunteers serve as either a co-teacher in elementary schools teaching English, or a high school teacher teaching science, math, or social studies. The program funding covers international airfare, visa, housing, monthly living stipend, supplemental overseas health and emergency evacuation insurance, orientation and additional training conferences, 24-hour in-country field director support, access to a remote teacher quality coordinator, alumni support and networking. However, volunteers are required to make a US$2,000 deposit, which will be refunded upon successful completion of the program. Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree, be between age 21-74, and pass the PRAXIS I exam with at least a score of 170 before their program start date.
As a WorldTeach volunteer in the Marshall Islands, the fellow will teach English, math or science in either the urban centers or on the remote atolls across the vast ocean for one year. The program funding covers international airfare, visa, housing, monthly living stipend, supplemental overseas health and emergency evacuation insurance, orientation and additional training conferences, 24-hour in-country field director support, access to a remote teacher quality coordinator, alumni support and networking. However, volunteers are required to make a US$500 deposit, which will be refunded upon successful completion of the program. Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree and be between age 21-74.
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