The Teachers for Global Classrooms Program (TGC) , a fully-funded program of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) & administered by IREX, is a year-long professional development program for elementary, middle, and high school teachers aimed at globalizing teaching and learning in U.S. classrooms. Participants are selected through a national, open competition. Fellows participate in an 8-week online course for U.S. teachers seeking to globalize their classrooms, a Global Education Symposium in Washington, D.C., and a 2-3 week International Travel Fellowship in one of six countries. Past countries of travel include Ghana, Morocco, India, Brazil, the Philippines, and Georgia. After fellows successfully complete the program, they are able to apply to grants for international and domestic projects. Eligible applicants are full-time elementary or secondary level teachers with 5 or more years of classroom experience, in disciplines including ESL, ELL, Social Studies, Mathematics, or Science, and are U.S. Citizens currently residing and teaching in the U.S. For more information regarding TGC, please visit www.irex.org/tgc.
The Nobis Project is a non-profit organization that supports youth, educational and community leaders in building skills to analyze issues that impact our society and take actions towards initiating positive change. The Nobis Project creates life-long learners who are empowered to improve lives and communities, locally and abroad.
For educators, schools and administrators the Project provides programs designed to enhance their ability to nurture critical thinking in students and provide them with the skills, tools, and knowledge to be active and positive contributors in their communities, locally and abroad. Nobis Project believes in empowering youth through the process of participating in social action.
Learn more: www.nobisproject.org.
Embark on an exciting summer travel and immersion opportunity that combines learning, service, and exploration with Limitless Horizons Ixil (LHI), which focuses on the education of Mayan indigenous youth in Guatemala. This is a unique opportunity to observe classrooms, engage in dialogue with teachers and school directors, and learn first-hand about the educational experiences of youth — all in the beautiful, remote community of Chajul, Guatemala. You can work with our students and teachers, improve our school and library buildings, play soccer or Uno with youth, hike the beautiful mountains of the Ixil region, learn to make tortillas from local women, hear from an ex-guerrilla from the Guatemalan civil war, take a boat tour of Lake Atitlan, visit a sacred Mayan site, shop at the world famous market of Chichicastenango, and much more.
LHI serves Mayan youth and their families through a youth development program and runs a community library serving 1,500 members. Co-Founder, Executive Director, and Trip Leader Katie Morrow has led more than 30 trips in Central and South America over the past nine years. Trips are customized to your group’s interests and range from $900 to $1500 per person (covering all in-country costs) for 7-14 days. Visit http://limitlesshorizonsixil.org/visit-chajul/ for more information.
As pioneers in the world of educational travel since 1974, Holbrook Travel knows that to travel is to learn. From professional development for educators to customizable academic expeditions for students, all of our programs are enhanced through a blend of expert lectures, authentic cultural exchange, informal discussions, adventure, and exciting hands-on activities. Curiosity, community, and self-reflection are encouraged during in-depth explorations of biodiversity and ecology, cultures and traditions, and conservation and sustainability issues. Travel has the ability to take simple lessons and transform them into moments so powerful they can define a worldview forever. Find out more about Holbrook Travel at www.holbrooktravel.com.
Global Exploration for Educators Organization (GEEO) is a 501c3 non-profit organization that runs summer professional development travel programs designed for teachers. Educators have the option to earn graduate school credit and professional development credit while seeing the world. The trips are 8 to 24 days in length and are designed and discounted to be interesting and affordable for teachers. GEEO provides teachers educational materials and the structure to help them bring their experiences into the classroom. The trips are open to all nationalities of K-12 and university educators and administrators, as well as retired educators. Educators are also permitted to bring along a non-educator guest.
Detailed information about each trip, including itineraries, costs, travel dates, and more can be found at www.geeo.org.
EF has been breaking down barriers of language, culture and geography for over 40 years. As people across the globe become more connected, global awareness becomes increasingly important. EF Education provides a variety of opportunities for educators and students to actively engage in our global society. Our Professional Development Tours to give you the opportunity to travel the world; observing and learning about educational practices in other countries. Our Educational Tours help teachers enrich what they teach in the classroom with international group travel. Visit us to learn more: www.eftours.com.