Dr. C.J. Huang Teaching Fellowship

VIA Programs
  • Location
    Xintang Town, China
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career
  • Apply by
    Apr-30-2017
  • Posted
    Apr 18

Position description

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.

Duties

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:

  • Overseas insurance fee
  • Up to $1,000 for a ticket to VIA's training in Asia Up to $1,000 for a return airline ticket after successfully completing the fellowship
  • Four weeks of training and orientation
  • Foreign language classes during training and at your post Support from VIA staff in Asia Participation in a mid-year conference
  • A local living stipend is offered through in-kind contributions from our Asian host organization $1,000 funding for a service project

Fellow responsibilities:

  • Attend virtual pre-departure training sessions
  • Attend the month-long trainings in Asia and mid-year conference
  • Participate in VIA’s annual crowdfunding scholarship campaign
  • Design and create three small photo or video projects and a plan to share your experience with an external audience
  • Design and create a service project that is implemented at the school

Qualifications

4 year degree required. 2 years of international teaching experience preferred, TESOL certification required.

Salary: Housing and Living Stipend

Application instructions

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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