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During these late December days that bring a special holiday mood and feelings of expectation and opportunity, we wanted to share with you information on new competitions for several of our exchange programs.
For high school teachers:
Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program (TEA) invites school teachers of mathematics, natural and social sciences and English to apply for a six-week professional development program in the U.S. Participants will attend workshops and master classes on teaching methodologies, curriculum development, lesson planning, teaching strategies, and instructional technology training at a U.S. university, and work closely with U.S. teachers and students during a school internship. Knowledge of English is required. Deadline for submitting applications is February 28, 2013. Program finalists will travel to the U.S. in the spring or fall of 2014. Detailed information can be found here: http://russian.moscow.usembassy.gov/exchanges/tea.html, http://www.irex.ru/programs/tea/.
For high school and university students:
Ben Franklin Transatlantic Institute – Essay Contest provides an opportunity for high school and university students who will be from 16 to 18 years old in July 2013, to discuss issues of diversity and social inclusion in the essay contest conducted by the Academic Exchanges office. Two winners who submit the best essays and successfully pass a phone interview, will attend the four-week Ben Franklin Transatlantic Summer Institute at a U.S. university in late June-early August 2013. Focusing on the global issues faced by European and American youth on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean, the institute activities include discussions of common interest topics, leadership and media training, collaborative project development, community service, educational travel, and plans for follow-on projects. Deadline for submitting essays is February 22, 2013. More information is available here - http://moscow.usembassy.gov/bf-essay.html.
For undergraduate students:
Global UGRAD international student exchange has just announced a new round of competition for 2013-2014. Program finalists will spend one academic year of non-degree study at a U.S. university, perform volunteer service in their host community during the first semester, and complete a part-time internship during the second semester. The program is open to students in their 1st, 2nd and 3rd year, and for 4th year students who will return to their home academic institution for a minimum of one full term (semester or year). Deadline for submitting applications is January 14, 2013. Information and application materials are available here: http://moscow.usembassy.gov/ugrad.html, http://www.irex.ru/programs/ugrad/.
We hope that you, your students and colleagues will take advantage of these exchange opportunities. And let the coming year bring you more great news, inspiring projects and sparkling ideas!
Wishing you a happy, bright, festive and kind holiday season,
Educational Exchanges Coordinator
Public Affairs Section
U.S. Embassy Moscow
Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program (TEA)
The Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program (TEA) provides outstanding secondary school teachers of English, social studies, math and science with unique opportunities to develop expertise in their subject areas, enhance their teaching skills and increase their knowledge about the United States.
Teachers come to the United States from all world regions for a six-week academic program at a U.S. university graduate school of education, including intensive training in teaching methodologies, lesson planning, teaching strategies for their home environment, teacher leadership, and the use of instructional technologies. The program also includes field experience at a secondary school to engage participants with American teachers and students.