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Opportunities Overseas

Interested in spending a little time overseas or bringing someone to your school? Check out these opportunities:

BRING THE WORLD TO YOUR SCHOOL! Explore these fully funded programs that are supported by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State and implemented by American Councils for International Education!

CONNECT INTERNATIONALLY – The Educational Seminars Program provides short-term professional development opportunities to teachers and administrators from around the world, for 2-3 week reciprocal exchange programs and one-way professional development programs. Participating countries include Argentina, Brazil, Thailand, and Uruguay for reciprocal exchanges and Greece, India, and Italy for one-way programs.  All Educational Seminars provide airfare, training, travel health care, and living costs. For more information, please visit www.americancouncils.org/es  or email edseminars@americancouncils.org.  Upcoming Program Application Deadlines: January 6 and March 30, 2012

HOST A GUEST TEACHER – The Teachers of Critical Languages Program (TCLP) places EFL teachers from China and Egypt in U.S. K-12 host schools for an academic year where they teach Mandarin or Arabic language and culture. TCLP provides teachers’ salaries, healthcare, roundtrip airfare, training, professional development funds, and ongoing program support.To increase the number of Americans teaching and learning these critical languages, selected host schools also receive access to grant opportunities to support language learning projects. For more information, please visit www.tclprogram.org or email tclp@americancouncils.orgProgram Application Deadline: January 9, 2012

STUDY LANGUAGE IN EGYPT AND CHINA – Intensive Summer Language Institutes (ISLI) provides fellowships for U.S. classroom teachers to spend six weeks overseas studying intermediate and advanced-level Arabic in Alexandria, Egypt, and Chinese in Changchun, China. Current K-12 teachers, community college instructors of Arabic and Mandarin Chinese, and students enrolled in education programs who intend to teach these languages can apply. Participants earn ten hours of graduate credit through Bryn Mawr College, and are provided with peer tutors and roundtrip airfare. All travel and study-related costs are fully covered. For more information, please visit www.americancouncils.org/isli or email isli@americancouncils.org. Program Application Deadline: March 2, 2012

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