Applications are now open for the English Language Fellowship Program for US citizens 2018/2019. The English Language Fellow Program sends experienced U.S. TESOL professionals on paid teaching assignments at universities and other academic institutions around the world.

Fellow Program at a Glance:

Fellowships are 10 months long, typically from September to June
• Fellows are placed in host institutions in more than 80 countries around the world
• Assignments include teaching, teacher training, developing materials, and more
• Fellows receive a generous benefits package, including a stipend
• Perfect for experienced TESOL professionals with a graduate degree and TESOL teaching experience.

Fellowship Benefits: 


A stipend of $30,000 is deposited directly into the Fellow’s U.S. bank account.

Living allowance

The living allowance, which varies from country to country, is designed to cover the cost of reasonable, safe, and comfortable housing (comparable to the standard of living in the country of assignment), food, utilities, and local transportation to and from work for one person.

Round-trip travel 

Provision for one round trip economy class ticket to Washington, D.C., for mandatory pre-departure orientation, and two one-way economy class tickets to and from fellowship host city.

Health benefit plan

Fellows receive a supplementary health benefit plan (Accident and Sickness Program for Exchanges/ASPE) for the duration of the fellowship. To read more about this plan, please click here.

Program activities allowance

Funds are available to purchase educational materials that supplement and enhance Fellows’ English language activities in the host country.

Shipping allowance

Fellows receive a $700 shipping allowance to cover shipping costs to and from assignment (this includes paying for baggage carts, any overweight accompanying luggage, as well as the costs of shipping any unaccompanied belongings).

Pre-departure allowance

Fellows receive a $700 pre-departure allowance to cover pre-departure costs including visas, medical examinations, required immunizations, and other expenses incurred prior to departure, including transportation to the airport.

Pre-departure orientation travel costs

Fellows receive a $400 allowance to cover local ground transportation, airline baggage fees, and per diem related to the pre-departure orientation held during the summer in August in Washington, D.C.

Dependent allowance

Fellows are eligible to receive an additional $500 monthly allowance designed to assist with the expenses of accompanying dependents. A dependent is defined as a spouse, domestic partner, or relative (child, parent, or sibling) who is financially dependent on the Fellow and will spend a minimum of five continuous months with the Fellow in the country of assignment. For more information about bringing a dependent

Application Deadline: November 30, 2017

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