The U.S. Mission to Vietnam is pleased to announce a fellowship program for English teachers from gifted high schools in Vietnam’s mountainous and remote provinces.
This program is designed to bring more than 10 English teachers from gifted high schools in underserved provinces of Vietnam to the United States to learn English and improve their teaching methods to increase their efficacy at their gifted high schools. The teachers will attend a U.S. university for the 2014-2015 academic year for approximately ten months.
“To build on the Comprehensive Partnership announced by President Obama and President Sang, and with the hope for a strong, prosperous and independent Vietnam, the U.S. government sees this as a great opportunity to boost the capacity of Vietnam’s teachers. This exchange opportunity for English teachers from underserved provinces of Vietnam demonstrates our commitment to build people-to-people ties throughout the country. The return of the teachers in 2015 will be a highlight as we commemorate the 20th anniversary of the normalization of U.S.-Vietnam diplomatic relations next year,” said U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam David B. Shear.
With the support of the Vietnam Ministry of Education and Training, eligible candidates should submit their applications to the U.S. Mission to Vietnam per instructions below. Shortlisted candidates will be sponsored to attend interviews. The U.S. Department of State will cover international round trip airfare, tuition fees, lodging, meals, books and materials, and medical insurance for the finalists in this program.
- Be a current teacher at a high school for gifted students. Preference will be given to teachers from the following provinces: Bắc Kạn, Bình Phước, Cao Bằng, Đắk Lắk, Đắk Nông, Điện Biên, Gia Lai, Hoà Bình, Kon Tum, Lai Châu, Lạng Sơn, Quảng Ninh, Sơn La, Tuyên Quang, and Yên Bái;
- Have never studied for over six months in the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia or New Zealand;
- Have the English proficiency level at or above one of the following: B2 (Common European Framework), 6.0 (IELTS), 525 (paper based TOEFL) or 71 (iBT);
- Below the age of 40 as of August 15, 2014;
- Have at least three years of teaching experience at the current high school for gifted students;
- Demonstrate commitment to share knowledge and skills gained from the fellowship program with colleagues and students upon the completion of the program;
- Demonstrate commitment to continue teaching at the current high school for gifted students for at least five years upon the completion of the program;
- Be willing to participate in a ten month intensive program at a U.S. university.
Application deadline: July 9, 2014.
All applications must be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org and fax at 04-3850-5120.
For more information on the fellowships and selection process, please call 04-38505000 (extensions 6152 or 6002) or email NgoQD@state.gov.