WorldTeach Global Education Fellowship


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Sat Dec 10, 2016 - Mon Jul 31, 2017


WorldTeachCambridge, MA 02138


Ten-Month Global Education Fellowship in Ecuador

Fellowships begin in November and December 2016

This is an immediate opportunity funded by Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa and requires your application as soon as possible. See details below.

Start your application now by sending your resume to

Applicants should meet the following requirements:

  • Speak English at native-level
  • Have earned bachelors degree or higher by start date of the Fellowship
  • Be between the ages of 21-74
  • Are committed to improving education and learning globally
  • Are excited by the opportunity to gain international professional experience

How to Apply

* Current application deadlines are October 18 th, 2016, and November 18th, 2016, for fellowships to begin in November and December 2016.

* Please send resume to and visit WorldTeach Application Qualifying Form

About the Ecuador Global Education Fellowship

As a WorldTeach Global Education Fellow, you will be on the front lines of international education and innovation, developing professional skills and cross-cultural expertise while broadening your global network.

Fellows will live in Ecuador for 10 months participating in Ecuador’s Time to Teach initiative, sponsored by Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa. Fellows will advance effective, student-centered education practices in Ecuadorian schools, while participating in an ongoing conversation about the future of globalization, education and international development in the 21st century.

Fellowship postings will be in primary and secondary schools in rural areas such as the Ecuadorian Amazon, home to one of the most bio-diverse regions of the world (Yasuni National Park and Biosphere Reserve), and the Andes and Sierra Highlands, a region of majestic mountains and lush valleys that is famed for its recreational and tourist opportunities.

What the Fellowship work will include

The Global Education Fellowship is a multi-faceted professional development program. Fellows are expected to complete research and reflection projects addressing the theme of how 21st century globalization is affecting education and learning, with projects tailored by each Fellowship participant to match their unique areas of interest and career objectives.

The research component will average 15 hours per month, while teaching will average 30 hours per week. You will be responsible for lesson plans, grading and other duties as assigned by local school administrators. Class sizes and students’ previous exposure to English will vary.

What training and support does the Fellowship provide?

  • Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI)(c) assessment and coaching program
  • Mentor support for individual research or reflection project that contributes to the understanding of intersection of globalization and education as it impacts students’ futures or learning.
  • Professional development seminars focused on the forces of globalization and their impacts on education and national development
  • WorldTeach accredited TEFL certification and week-long orientation to prepare for teaching placements
  • Career mentoring upon fellowship conclusion
    • Access to network of over 7,000 WorldTeach alumni both during fellowship and after

Additional Fellowship Details

* Fellows are placed in rural K-12 schools in the Amazonian and Sierra (Andes) regions of Ecuador.

* Fellows live with an assigned host family in the local community.

* Breakfast and dinner are provided by the host family and typically consist of rice, meat, and beans or lentils. Potatoes are native to the Sierra region and are also featured in the Ecuadorian diet, along with fresh fruits and juices.

* The Fellowship is fully funded and includes visa, housing, transportation and international airfare, supplemental overseas health and emergency evacuation insurance, orientation and additional training conferences, 24-hour in-country field director support, access to educational resources, TEFL certification, and alumni support and networking.

* Fellows receive a monthly living stipend to cover basic expenses.


  • Literacy / Reading
  • Math / Science Instruction
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • English
  • Reading / Writing

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Requirements & Commitment

  • 8-10 months
  • Bachelor's degree, age 21-74, native English speaker

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