China Global Education Fellowship

  • Location
    Hunan Province, China
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Internship / Early Career / Mid Career
  • Apply by
  • Posted
    Feb 14

Position description

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?

  • Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI)© assessment and coaching program (optional)
  • Experiential reflection that contributes to the understanding of intersection of globalization and education as it impacts students' futures or learning.
  • Professional development seminars focused on the forces of globalization and their impacts on education and national development
  • WorldTeach accredited TEFL certification and 3 week orientation to prepare for teaching placements
  • Mentoring sessions upon fellowship conclusion
  • Access to network of over 7,000 WorldTeach alumni both during fellowship and after

Additional Fellowship Details

  • Depart in early August 2017, return in mid June 2018
  • The Fellowship is funded and includes visa, housing, local transportation, supplemental overseas health and emergency evacuation insurance, orientation and additional training conferences, 24-hour in-country field director support, access to educational resources, TEFL certification, and alumni support and networking. Airfare is not included.
  • Fellows receive a monthly living stipend to cover basic expenses.


Applicants should meet the following requirements:

  • Speak English at native-level
  • Have earned bachelors degree or higher by start date of the Fellowship
  • Have 2+ years of professional experience OR a TEFL/TESOL certificate
  • Chinese language proficiency is NOT required
  • Commitment to improving education and learning globally
  • Excited by the opportunity to gain international professional experience

Application instructions

What you will need to apply: 

-Personal statement
-College/university transcript
-One letter of recommendation submitted on your behalf

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