Tag Archives: International Education

Don’t Miss the Education Info Session Events on Handshake

Below are a handful of education events listed on Handshake. Don’t forget to keep your eyes open for our upcoming Field Guide to Education Majors co-sponsored with the Education Studies Department.

Event:  Search Associates – International Education: A Gateway to a Paid Experience Abroad with Diana Kerry
Thu, Oct 8 5:00 pm EDT – 5:30 pm EDT
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Event:  Carney, Sandoe & Associates Information Session and Q&A
Tue, Oct 27 4:00 pm EDT – 5:00 pm EDT
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International Education: A Gateway to a Paid Experience Abroad

VIRTUAL EVENT: Thursday, October 8, 2020

TIME: 5:00pm – 5:30pm EDT

If you are looking for a way to explore a career in education, or are seeking a gap year experience overseas before graduate school or another career commitment, an international paid teaching internship could be just the ticket! Join Search Associates and Diana Kerry to learn more about the growing demand for teachers in K-12 American and International schools. Schools in many parts of the world hire graduating seniors and recent college graduates in all majors to work for a single school year as paid teaching interns. It’s a great opportunity to gain classroom experience in an international setting and can sometimes lead to a full-fledged teaching job the following year.

Hot Education Handshake Jobs & Internships

There are quite a few opportunities coming into Handshake still in the areas of education. Here is a sorted list for your convenience:

Don’t forget that the deadline for funding for unpaid internships has been extended to a second date on May 8th.

5 Fellow Positions for Post Grads at the American Farm School in Greece

The American Farm School & Perrotis College are located just outside the city of Thessaloniki in Northern Greece; a vibrant city of 1.2 million people. We are a unique American-founded residential institution educating Greek students from all over the country – villages and islands – and 100% of our high school and college students receive scholarships to attend. Our diversified educational farm serves as a living laboratory that supports applied research and hands-on learning (​www.afs.edu.gr​) and our teaching team is dedicated to a learn-by-doing approach to the education of students in the areas of agriculture, the environment, and other life sciences related to our sustainable future. Building on more than a century-long tradition of educating stewards of the land, the American Farm School prepares future leaders who value the wise use of natural resources, preservation of the environment, the application of life sciences to solving problems, the importance of community service, and effective utilization of information technology.

We have been running a post-bachelor fellow program for many years and have found them to be an excellent addition to our vital campus life. They act as professional colleagues to our experienced staff while becoming themselves ardent students of Greek culture and life.

We are pleased to offer five post-bachelor fellow positions for the 2020-2021 academic year ranging from student life administration to English language teaching to a writing fellow.

To apply for any of the fellow positions, you must first attend a mandatory informational webinar (offered on multiple dates in November & December 2019). Afterwards, you will receive a link to the online application, and further instructions to complete your application (including how to submit your CV/Resume, Statement of Interest, and Two Recommendation Letters). To register for the informational webinar, please email Leighanne Penna at fellows@afs.edu.gr

Completed application and all supplementary documents must be submitted by 12:00am (midnight EST) Monday, January 20, 2020. Qualified applicants will be notified via email to arrange a Skype interview. Skype interviews will be held in late January / early February and the selection process will finish before March 1, 2020.

Global Community Post-Grad Fellowship in Asia – Deadline 11/3/19

Priority Deadline: November 3, 2019 11:59 PM US Pacific Time
Program Dates:
 June 2020 – June 2021
Locations: Hong Kong, Indonesia, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam

The Global Community Fellowship is a 13-15 month program for graduating seniors and young/ established professionals. Fellows work at NGOs, schools, universities, and social enterprises across Asia to support community development and youth education programs. By working directly with communities, fellows get hands-on experience learning how organizations in Asia are using creative and innovative methods to address critical social challenges.

Who Can Apply? Starting and experienced professionals with a BA or BS degree (must graduate by June 2020). Although the fellowship is primarily aimed towards US citizens, we do accept applications from international residents who have a previous connection to VIA or a substantial US connection.

Fellow Duties

Fellows often engage in a wide range of activities and tasks with our local partners. Although there is often overlap in the kinds of work fellows will do, they can be thought of as two broad categories:

Education-focused — With these partners, you’ll advance student development using critical thinking and cross-cultural communication. Through teaching (English or other subjects depending on the post), you’ll  help students to access future education and professional opportunities.

NGO-focused — At these posts, you’ll support community development and international communication efforts by supporting NGOs to access resources, networks, and collaboration opportunities. You may help with fundraising, project management, and community outreach efforts of our local partners.

To learn more about the Via Program, click here, and feel free to reach out to recent alumnae, Lulu Zhou ’19, luluzhou19[at]gmail.com.

Interested in Japan? Check Out 2 Ways to Live There Post-Grad!

JET has sent more than 70,000 participants from around the globe (including more than 35,800 Americans) to work in schools, boards of education, and government offices throughout Japan. What makes JET unique is that it is the only teaching exchange program managed by the government of Japan. With more than 55 countries around the world currently participating in JET, this program offers a unique cultural exchange opportunity to meet people from all around the world, living and working in Japan. Before departing for Japan and upon return, there are a number of JET alumni organizations that host social, volunteer and professional development activities to help individuals through the transition process. Check out a fun video about JET HERE.

Click on the two paid opportunities below on Handshake to learn more about working in Japan with JET – DEADLINES NOVEMBER 30 @ 3:10PM:

Assistant Language Teacher (ALT)

ALTs are engaged in language instruction and make up over 90% of all JET Program participants. They are mainly assigned to local boards of education or elementary, junior high or senior high schools and carry out their duties under the guidance of language teachers’ consultants or Japanese teachers of English (JTEs) as specified by the supervisor and/or principal of the board of education and/or school. ALTs should enjoy working with students and sharing their own culture. There is no Japanese language requirement for ALTs. 

Coordinator for International Relations (CIR)

CIRs are engaged in internationalization activities and translation/interpretation and are placed in administrative offices of local authorities or related organizations. This position requires a high-degree of fluency and positions are less than 10% of all JET Program participants. Their duties are carried out as specified by the supervisor at individual contracting organizations.