It’s that time of year where many of you seniors may still be looking for opportunities after graduation, so I wanted to be sure you knew about WorldTeach. WorldTeach provides opportunities for college graduates to live and teach abroad in 11 month programs in 13 developing and middle-income countries. Notably we have just receive requests for 50 new positions in the Pacific Island programs, all of which are fully funded, including airfare from a U.S. gateway city; these programs have a July departure date. Could you pass this information along to your seniors especially?
This is a very solid program. The precursor was founded at Harvard in 1961, and then opened to all students as WorldTeach in 1986. Professor Michael Kremer of Harvard is the founder, and today is the chair of the Board. Several years ago New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof gave us a shout-out as he promoted the importance of young Americans living and working abroad for a year. (see http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/11/opinion/11kristof.html)
WorldTeach seeks volunteers who:
Program components include:
See website for more detailed information and online application: www.worldteach.org.