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ESL/EFL 10-Month Global Projects for the U.S. Department of State in 2024-2025

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Travel Abroad and Build Your Career

  • The English Language Fellow Program sends experienced U.S. TESOL professionals on paid in-country teaching assignments at universities and other academic institutions around the world. 
  • Fellow projects focus on training pre-service teachers, teaching university students or adult professionals, and building English language capacity in local communities. 
  • Fellows are citizen ambassadors who promote mutual understanding through English language learning and cultural exchange. 
  • The English Language Fellow Program provides professionals with a platform to build skills that can greatly enhance their TESOL careers. 

Who are we looking for? ESL/EFL educators with:

  • Five years of experience in education, including at least three years in ESL/EFL classrooms
  • A graduate degree, preferably in TESOL or a related field
  • Personal qualities of flexibility, resourcefulness, and cultural adaptability
  • U.S. citizenship

Program benefits: 

  • Stipend: $35,000 and Living Allowance (housing, food, utilities, local transportation) 
  • Round trip airfare to and from assignment
  • Dependents allowance (if applicable)
  • Pre-departure allowances 
  • Supplemental health benefit plan 
  • Program activities allowance

The English Language Fellow Program is now recruiting applicants for the 2024-2025 academic year.  

Applications are accepted until all projects have been filled. Those who apply earlier have a greater chance of being selected when matching begins in January 2024. For more information and to apply, visit our website: English Language Programs is funded by the U.S. Department of State.


The English Language Programs is the premier opportunity for TESOL professionals to impact the way English is taught abroad. By completing projects designed by U.S. Embassies in more than 80 countries, English Language Fellows, Specialists, and Virtual Educators work closely with local teachers, students, and education professionals to improve English language teaching capacity overseas. Program participants serve as representatives and cultural ambassadors of the United States and, through a unique cultural exchange, they support the U.S. Department of State’s public diplomacy mission abroad.

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