All items from American Councils for International Education

The Educational Seminars Program provides short-term professional development opportunities for teachers and administrators. Current programs include two to three week reciprocal exchange programs with Argentina, Brazil, Thailand, and Uruguay and five to eight week one-way professional development programs to Greece, India, and Italy. All Educational Seminars cover airfare, program preparation, travel health care, and living costs. Upcoming Program Application Deadlines: January 6 (India, Italy, and Greece); March 30 (Argentina, Brazil, and Thailand)
The Intensive Summer Language Institutes (ISLI) provide fellowships for American teachers to spend six weeks overseas studying intermediate and advanced level Arabic and Chinese in Alexandria, Egypt, and Changchun, China, respectively. Current K-12 teachers, community college instructors, and students enrolled in Arabic or Chinese teacher training programs are eligible to apply. Participants earn ten hours of graduate-level course credit through Bryn Mawr College. The program covers peer tutoring, round-trip airfare, and all study-related costs. Program Application Deadline: March 2, 2012
The Teachers of Critical Languages Program (TCLP) places teachers from China and Egypt in K-12 host schools around the U.S. TCLP guest teachers instruct students in Mandarin or Arabic language and culture for one academic year. Hosting an exchange teacher allows schools and districts to build relationships with native Arabic and Chinese speakers, connect with schools overseas, increase capacity in their language programs, and bring international perspectives to their faculty and student body. TCLP provides teachers’ salaries, healthcare, roundtrip airfare, training, professional development funds, and ongoing program support.
Since meeting on the National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) Program in 2009, Joanna Mills and Laura Figueroa developed a unique bond over their shared passion for the Korean language and culture. Mills and Figueroa have participated in two study abroad programs in South Korea - NSLI-Y and the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program - both administered by American Councils for International Education and funded by the U.S. Department of State. They now plan to return to South Korea on their own initiative.