VIA (formerly Volunteers in Asia) is a private, non-profit, non-religious organization dedicated to increasing understanding between the United States and Asia through service and education. Since 1963, our Asia Programs have provided U.S. residents with an opportunity to work and live within an Asian culture while meeting the needs of Asian host institutions.
VIA Programs still has one position available in our Global Community Fellowship program for the 2017-2018 cohort! The available fellowship position will work with another fellow, teaching at the Ouyang Yu Experimental Middle School in Xintang Town, Hunan Province, China. Dr. Huang, a prominent engineer and entrepreneur, founded this rural middle school to raise the quality of education in Hunan, his native province. Fellows experience life in a rural area of China - one which is becoming more unique as China's modernization continues to unfold - and are given the opportunity to learn more about an area of China that most foreigners will never get to see firsthand. Fellowships are for one year, with the opportunity to extend for a second year if desired. Fellows depart for Asia in late June to join other a cohort of 12-15 fellows for leadership and cross-cultural training. In addition to teaching English to middle school students at Ouyang Yu, fellows receive $1,000 to design and implement a series of service projects aimed at benefiting the school and local community. Previous service projects have included a student English magazine, an English Resource room, a tree-planting campaign, student scholarships, eyeglasses for students in need, and the development and production of a Hepatitis B education pamphlet geared towards young adults.
The fellowship benefits include:
4 year degree required. 2 years of international teaching experience preferred, TESOL certification required.
Salary: Housing and Living Stipend
Please send a cover letter and resume to Abigail Hills, Asia Programs Coordinator. Our priority deadline is April 30, 2017. The position is open until filled.
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