The WorldTeach Global Education Fellowship (GEF) focuses on the intersections of globalization and learning in the 21st century.
As one of our China Global Education Fellows, you will live in and experience a country that makes up 20 percent of the world's population and is on the brink of becoming the world's largest economy. What does this mean for the future of global trade and the global workplace? In what ways does China's modernization impact Chinese society, overall, and its next generation of entrepreneurs, teachers, and professionals? How are traditional cultures and norms being impacted during this period of rapid industrialization and urbanization? These questions will be among those posed and explored during your fellowship. Serving as a full time teacher in a local school in Hunan Province, Fellows will also participate in experiential reflection, either on their own or in collaboration with other Fellows. China Global Education Fellows will develop highly coveted 21st century skills, Chinese cultural expertise, and through structured language training, a basic understanding of the Mandarin language, making them more competitive in the global marketplace. In return, you will serve as a role model for high school and middle school students who are facing a highly competitive educational and employment market, themselves.
Placements for your fellowship take you to a town or city in the Hunan province. With a population of more than 65 million people, Hunan Province includes the large capital city of Changsha as well as smaller, but still urban, village centers.
The Global Education Fellowship is a multi-faceted professional development program. Fellows are expected to participate in experiential reflection addressing the theme of how 21st century globalization is affecting education and learning.
Teaching will average 18-20 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.
What training and support does the Fellowship provide?
Additional Fellowship Details
Applicants should meet the following requirements:
What you will need to apply:
-One letter of recommendation submitted on your behalf