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Morocco is a country rich with sensory stimulation. Under the surface, with recent government efforts to improve and standardize education, a disparity remains in areas with inadequate instructional materials and lack of fluency of language of instruction for certain populations. You will teach English and life skills to under-served teens and young adults in the cities of Casablanca, Rabat, and Fes, where we volunteer in the slum areas with organizations serving orphans and troubled youth.
For all its diversity, a spirit of cooperation characterizes Namibia. Today, just a short time since gaining independence from South Africa in 1990, Namibia stands out as a country marked with remarkable progress and promise. This atmosphere of cooperation has allowed Namibia to concentrate its resources on basic needs, and education has been a top priority, garnering over 20 percent of the government budget annually. You will teach English, math, science, computer literacy, or health in local villages around the country.
WorldTeach summer volunteers in Namibia serve in a dual capacity of helping students learn English while also closing the global digital divide. Participants gain valuable work experience abroad while forming meaningful relationships with both local Namibians and fellow volunteers. In partnership with the Ministry of Education, the Namibia summer program assists in implementing the country’s Information and Communication Technology (ICT) national strategy. In addition to teaching basic computer skills to students, your job often includes taking on classes in a range of subjects, all taught in English.
South Africa has experienced tremendous change in the past twenty years, with the end of apartheid and the establishment of a new government and new social, economic and political systems for the country. It is seen as a model of reconciliation and development. Although impressive progress has been made at a constitutional level, tremendous challenges remain, including very high levels of unemployment and drug abuse, low levels of skills and confidence in poor communities, rapid urbanization, poverty, and the impact of HIV/AIDS. This summer program is designed to help support skills development and instill confidence in young people in this challenging new democracy.
“Education breeds confidence. Confidence breeds hope. Hope breeds peace.”
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.
Nestled among the high Himalayas and the mighty peaks of the Karakoram, Ladakh’s spectacular landscapes are only bested by the warmth of its people. The rich history of this beautiful region comes alive as you explore aspects of Tibetan Buddhism and the old Silk Route, while the geopolitics of the modern world place this land of high passes in the zones of influence of India, China, and Pakistan. Learn about how Ladakh is coping with the very real threats of climate change, how it is affecting the land and the people, and get an immersive experience in working in an area that is holding on to its traditional self-sufficiency while embracing modernity.
“We deserve to do more than just survive. We deserve to thrive.”
– Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner
American Samoa, an American territory in the Pacific, is a country of natural wonders and a culture that places great value in family, community, and religion. It is also home to some stark contrasts. The country is hard to define as many would not consider it to be a developing country. However, despite high standards and expectations, public education has remained in an often stagnant state for decades due to the poor quality of resources available and shortages of teachers. However, the American Samoan government has made a serious commitment to improve their educational system. They aspire for all children to achieve success locally and abroad through a high-quality education and fluency in both the Samoan and English languages. You will fit into this scheme by providing a much-needed boost to the number of qualified English, Math, and Science teachers in the territory.
The Marshall Islands’ unique geography of five individual islands and 29 low-lying coral atolls, rings of tiny islands enclosing blue-green lagoons bound on the ocean side by coral reef barriers, make for true island life as you are never more than a mile from the water. English education begins early in the Marshall Islands because very few instructional materials or books are written in the Marshallese language. Almost all texts used in the schools are in English, particularly in high school, so students whose English skills are weak are at a great disadvantage. Simply put, developing strong English language skills is the key for students here – without them, the children can’t move on to higher levels of education and face severely limited options for the future.
“Many things we need can wait. The child cannot. Now is the time his bones are formed, his mind developed. To him we cannot say tomorrow, his name is today.”
– Gabriela Mistral
As the Ecological Capital of Brazil, Curitiba is one of the most prosperous and organized cities in this hugely diverse, Portuguese-speaking country. It is also a worldwide example in urban solutions, education, and environment. The capital of the state of Paraná was founded in the 17th century as a gold mining camp, and its two million people is a synthesis of several cultures of immigrants that arrived in the city during the 19th century and early 20th century. This built a city of eclectic culture, strongly influenced by these Italian, German, Polish, and Ukrainian immigrants, from which the majority of the population is descended. On the coast, Caiçaras, or traditional inhabitants descended from the indigenous people mixed with Europeans and Africans, live a traditional way of life based on subsistence agriculture, hunting and fishing.
Ecuador is a small country bursting with geographic and ethnic diversity. From the Andean peaks and Amazonian rain forests to the coastal lowlands, this varied geography makes Ecuador one of the world’s most beautiful places – and truly reflects its diverse culture. The culture is dynamic and the people lively but, at the same time, the pace of life is a bit more laid back than what one finds in a big city in the United States. With Ecuador rapidly growing as a top tourist destination, the demand for English education is ever expanding. In your urban placement, you will be teaching adult students at one of several institutions.
Like our yearlong program in Ecuador, the summer program provides native English speakers for a growing demand in language instruction. School enrollment is a concern for most developing countries, and Ecuador is no exception. Extreme cultural and economic differences have perpetuated a traditional rift between indigenous populations in the rural areas and the ruling elite. These class differences are compounded by language diversity. Your placement in this program could range from a variety of settings, teaching children or adults.
As one of our inaugural Fellows, you will be on the front lines of international education and innovation, developing your professional skills and cross-cultural expertise while broadening your global network. Our first cohort of Fellows will live in Ecuador, participating in Ecuadorian President Correa’s Time to Teach initiative. Fellows will advance student-centered and effective education practices in schools while driving our emerging conversation about globalization, education and national development in the 21st century.