Ecuador is a wonderful place to live and learn!
WorldTeach recently announced a fully-funded Global Education Fellowship. This program combines teaching in primary or secondary schools and extensive professional development in the breathtaking Amazon or Sierra (Andes) regions of Ecuador.
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.
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 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.
Applications to volunteer with the English Opens Doors Program (EODP) in 2016 are officially open!
Here’s your opportunity to volunteer to teach English in Chile and make a positive impact within the Chilean public school system! EODP has four FEE-FREE! international volunteer programs available. Check out the EODP website for more information and to submit an online application:
Chile remains the best place in South America to start a business, and it remains an economy with a bright future with a diversified economy and an expanding middle-class, according the PBS Making Sense Column – http://www.pbs.org/newshour/making-sense/column-chiles-copper-future-is-bright/.
For anyone wondering about some of the details to finding a job in Chile, check out this article that goes through a list of steps to making a professional career in South America’s most stable and prosperous country a reality;
See the full article on Medium.com – How to Find a Job in Chile – and let me know if you have any questions!
The late founder of North Face, Douglas Tompkins, donated his land to Chile to create a new National Park in Chilean Patagonia. The new Corcovada National Park was formed in 2005 through a gift of Douglas Tompkins’ land and the adjacent track of land belonging to the Chilean Armed Forces.
The Arcadia University Preview of Study Abroad Program subsidizes the cost for all first year students to have an international education experience. Arcadia is one of the few universities in the United States that promotes study abroad as an integral part of the academic curriculum. Students take a course that focuses on an academic topic related to a country or geographic area, and the course includes a week long field study experience in the country that is studied in the course. In this photo from 2014, students studied about the 2006 and 2011 student movements in Chile, and the resulting political and educational changes, and visited the country to dialogue with students and teachers, view important landmarks, and engage with the culture that they had learned about. Taught by Stephen Tippett and Carly Gellman, this course is the only Arcadia University Preview that travels to South America. Stephen is conducting his doctoral dissertation on the Preview Program at Arcadia University, which focuses on the instructional design of short-term study abroad.
The State of the Map Latin America Conference will be held in Santiago de Chile in September 2016. The State of the Map conference is about Open Street Map. Scholarships are available for travel to Santiago and scholarships must be applied for by July 3rd.
More information can be found on the conference home page