Monday, January 10, 2011

USIEF International Leaders in Education Program 2011

USIEF International Leaders in Education Program 2011

USIEF ILEP Programme 2011

The International Leaders in Education Program (ILEP) provides international teachers with unique opportunities to develop expertise in their subject areas, enhance their teaching skills and increase their knowledge about the United States. ILEP consists of a semester-long non-degree, non-credit academic program at a U.S. University including course work in teaching methodologies, lesson planning, teaching strategies for the home classroom environment, teacher leadership and the use of computers for internet, word processing and tools for teaching. ILEP will commence in January 2012 and conclude in May 2012 and will include an internship at a U.S. secondary school to engage participants with U.S. teachers and students.

ILEP program alumni are eligible to apply for small grants upon their return home. These grants can provide resources to conduct teacher training workshops or other activities that share the teacher’s experiences in the U.S. and contribute to the growth of their home education communities.

* Be current secondary-level, full-time teachers with five or more years of classroom experience in disciplines including:
English,Social Sciences (social studies, civics, history, economics or geography)
Mathematics; or Sciences

* Live and teach in the states of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Odisha, Sikkim, Tripura, West Bengal and all Union Territories in Eastern India

* Be citizens of India and be present in India at the time of submitting the application and for the interview

* Have proficiency in written and spoken English with an iBT TOEFL score of 61 (500 paper-based) or higher.

* Continue teaching after completion of the program; and have submitted a complete application.

The ILEP fellowship is fully funded and provides:
• J-1 visa support;
• A pre-departure orientation held in participant’s home country;
• Round-trip airfare to and within the U.S.;
• A Welcome Orientation in Washington, D.C.;
• Academic program fees;
• Housing (generally shared with other program fellows) and meals;
• Accident and sickness medical insurance coverage;
• Transportation to the internship school (if necessary);
• A daily allowance for meals and incidentals during the University program;
• A laptop computer allowance;
• A book/professional development allowance;
• An excess baggage/shipping allowance (domestic and international);
• A Closing Workshop in Washington, D.C.; and
• The opportunity to apply for follow-on grants with U.S. colleagues

Application Deadline: March 1, 2011

To Apply, contact: USIEF Kolkata Regional Office, American Center, 38 A, Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Kolkata 700 071
Phone: 033-3984 6310, Fax: 033-2288 1636, E-mail:
Contact Person: Ms. Shevanti Narayan, Regional Officer & Educational Adviser, USIEF-Kolkata

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