Travel and School Exchange Programs
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ASIA – All Countries

Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad |
The Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad for educators offers funded summer programs for teachers in a variety of countries annually. Check each year for the current listing.

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Colorado China Council: Teaching English in China |
Summer and academic-year programs available. Teachers will be asked to give classes in spoken English, reading, writing, and listening skills, as well as American/British literature, history, culture and occasionally specialized areas such as business, economics, IT, and law, for those who qualify. Most program teachers teach 14 to 20 hours per week. Knowledge of Chinese language not required. Since 1991 the Colorado China Council has placed more than 330 teachers in Shanghai, Tianjin, Chengdu, Nanjing, Hangzhou, Kunming, Putian, Beijing and Guangzhou, as well as many other cities.

Global Links: Global Educators Program |
The Global Educators Program provides educators with short-term, 3-4 week, team-teaching and/or shadowing experiences in school sites around the world. All participants register for a six-credit continuing education graduate course titled "Gaining a Global Perspective through Cultural Immersion," at the University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis, MN. The course/program allows each educator to design a personalized Professional Development Plan to meet his/her specific needs and interests. Individuals from any state in the USA are eligible to participate. Most educators participate during the months of June-August, but opportunities are available throughout the year.

National Committee on United States-China Relations |
The Fulbright trip for K-12 teachers directed by the National Committee on US-China Relations, known as the Fulbright-Hays Summer Seminar Abroad in China, is an annual program administered by the National Committee on behalf of the US Department of Education in which approximately 16 primary and secondary school teachers travel to China for a one month study tour. Participants are required to complete a curriculum project based on their trip to assist themselves and other educators in teaching about Chinese history and culture in their American classrooms. The National Committee now also sponsors the US-China Teachers Exchange Program, established in 1995 and formerly run by the American Council of Learned Societies. Funded by the Freeman Foundation, this exchange program for teachers sends American K-12 teachers to China and brings Chinese secondary school teachers to the United States.

New Perspectives: China |
This study program brings teacher-led school groups to China in June or July for two weeks of study days in Beijing and Shanghai and homestays which include school visits. This program is a great way for teachers to extend the experience of the classroom and give students an authentic introduction to China. This program is open to any school in the United States and Canada. Scholarships will be available.

Chinese Bridge Delegation to China (College Board and Hanban) |
Join school and district leaders for a one-week educational tour to China. During this program, you will visit schools, meet Chinese educators and students, and participate in partnership-building activities. Learn about best practices, gather resources, experience Chinese culture, and more.

For Schools with Chinese Language Programs

The C-Corps, Jr. Program |
The C-corps, Jr. program is administered by The Laurasian Institution with offices in Seattle and China.The mission of the C-corps, Jr. program is to build greater mutual understanding of the cultures of the United States and China among the American and Chinese participants in the high school community.

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The Laurasian Institute and the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership (CGP) support three exchange programs designed to strengthen Japanese language teaching in American schools:

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Project Bridge (for students and teachers) |
The Korea Society welcomes applications from prospective Youth Ambassadors for the 2012-2013 Project Bridge Program. This year's program marks the 20th anniversary of Project Bridge, which was created in response to the 1992 Los Angeles riots. The Korea Society, in conjunction with the Los Angeles-based Pacific Century Institute, coordinates a year-long intercultural outreach program for high-school juniors and seniors. The program selects 16 student Youth Ambassadors and two adult group leaders from New York City and Los Angeles to participate in a series of bi-weekly meetings, a weekend retreat, and a fully subsidized ten-day study tour to Korea. The program aims to cultivate future community leaders and introduce them to U.S.- Korea relations with an emphasis on cultural and racial sensitivity and a firm understanding of Korea. High-school junior or senior students attending New York City and Los Angeles public schools are eligible to apply for this program. Applications must be postmarked by October 12, 2012.

Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad Program |
The Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad Program provides short-term study/travel opportunities abroad for qualified US educators in the social sciences, the humanities, and the social studies to improve their understanding and knowledge of the people and culture of another country under the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange (Fulbright-Hays) Act of 1961. The topics of the seminars and host countries vary from year to year. All seminars are held in countries outside Western Europe. Seminars are designed to provide a broad and introductory cultural orientation to a particular country(ies). There are approximately 7 to 8 seminars annually with approximately 14-18 positions per seminar, subject to the availability of funds and adequate number of applications received for a given seminar. Terms of the award include a round-trip economy airfare, room and board, tuition and fees, and program-related travel within the host country(ies). The program application deadline is in late October or early November of each year. Updated applications are available in early September of each year for the upcoming summer.

Korea Society – Summer Fellowship in Korean Studies for American Educators |
(Please check for this opportunity yearly.) The Summer Fellowship in Korean Studies Program is an annual 3-week intensive program in Korean studies for American educators in Korea conducted at a leading Korean university. This program is held in Korea with financial support from the Korea Foundation and the Freeman Foundation. All the expenses of the selected participants will be covered, including round-trip international airfare, accommodations, meals, and program fees. Applications are invited from social studies and language arts educators, including K–12 classroom teachers, and professors or instructors in schools of education. Administrators, supervisors, specialists, and mentors associated with social studies and language arts education with a minimum of three years experience are also encouraged to apply. Applicants should have some knowledge of Korean culture and history, a strong commitment to accept the demands of participation in an intensive program and a demonstrated ability to make successful adjustments to new cultural settings. The program schedule includes lectures and discussions on Korean language, history, culture, art, politics, and economics. Also included are opportunities for on-site study of locales of historical and contemporary relevance. During the final week, participants will be given time for independent research and exploration.

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