ABOUT THE ECUADOR GLOBAL EDUCATION FELLOWSHIP:
As a WorldTeach Global Education Fellow, you will be on the front lines of international education and innovation, developing professional skills and cross-cultural expertise while broadening your global network. Fellows will live in Ecuador for 10 months participating in Ecuador's Time to Teach initiative, sponsored by Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa. Fellows will advance effective, student-centered education practices in Ecuadorian schools, while participating in an ongoing conversation about the future of globalization, education and international development in the 21st century. Fellowship postings will be in primary and secondary schools in rural areas such as the Ecuadorian Amazon, home to one of the most bio-diverse regions of the world (Yasuni National Park and Biosphere Reserve), and the Andes and Sierra Highlands, a region of majestic mountains and lush valleys that is famed for its recreational and tourist opportunities.
WHAT THE FELLOWSHIP WORK WILL INCLUDE:
The Global Education Fellowship is a multi-faceted professional development program. Fellows are expected to complete research and reflection projects addressing the theme of how 21st century globalization is affecting education and learning, with projects tailored by each Fellowship participant to match their unique areas of interest and career objectives. The research component will average 15 hours per month, while teaching will average 30 hours per week. You will be responsible for lesson plans, grading and other duties as assigned by local school administrators. Class sizes and students' previous exposure to English will vary.
ADDITIONAL FELLOWSHIP DETAILS:
• Fellows are placed in rural K-12 schools in the Amazonian and Sierra (Andes) regions of Ecuador.
• Fellows live with an assigned host family in the local community.
• Breakfast and dinner are provided by the host family and typically consist of rice, meat, and beans or lentils. Potatoes are native to the Sierra region and are also featured in the Ecuadorian diet, along with fresh fruits and juices.
• The Fellowship is fully funded and includes visa, housing, transportation and international airfare, supplemental overseas health and emergency evacuation insurance, orientation and additional training conferences, 24-hour in-country field director support, access to educational resources, TEFL certification, and alumni support and networking.
• Fellows receive a monthly living stipend to cover basic expenses.
ABOUT WORLDTEACH (WWW.WORLDTEACH.ORG):
WorldTeach was founded in 1986 by a group of college students seeking to promote education at the local level in places that lack teachers and educational resources. We now send 400 volunteers each year to local schools and host communities in developing countries around the world. Since inception, we have placed over 7,000 volunteers in 28 countries, providing them with the teacher training, language preparation and field support, necessary to create lasting impact on the communities they work with.
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• The President's Volunteer Service
• Google Grants
• UN Volunteers
• Volunteers for Prosperity
• Guidestar Exchange Gold
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