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Volunteer Global Education Leaders Needed in China

Posted By: SUEA U.S. Educational Alliance
Date: Wednesday, 4 April 2018, at 6:49 p.m.

Over the past four decades, China has made great strides in opening its economy to the global market. Its GDP has grown tenfold, emerging as one of the world’s leading economies. This growth, and its accompanying industry, has made China a center for innovation and global leadership. This growth is also accompanied by an increased desire by the population to learn English language skills, making it the ideal environment for WorldTeach Global Education Leaders to advance toward their potential for a successful career in international education and affairs.

As a WorldTeach Global Education Leader, you will combine classroom leadership with professional development opportunities to make yourself more competitive in the global market. In the classroom, you will be a full-time English instructor, leading curriculum for large classes while serving as role models for your students. As a continuing student yourself, you will participate in training conferences and webinars that support personal and professional advancement as an emerging leader. This dual-faceted experience will increase your cultural competency, expand your understanding of global and regional education trends, and cultivate your global citizenship through the program’s curriculum. We have designed this holistic approach to maximize your participation and increase your marketability in your future endeavors.

Volunteers Receive
The volunteer contribution to the China Global Leadership program is $2,990. All Global Education Leaders will have access to:
Tangible benefits
Internationally-accredited 150-hour TEFL Certificate
Comparable TEFL Certification Certificate programs average over $1600 USD
Monthly living stipend that equates to more than $4,500 USD over course of the full program
Eleven months of housing that saves the equivalent of over $1,500 USD
Access to graduate school scholarships for WorldTeach alumni

Career-enhancing benefits
Three professional development training conferences
Two virtual panels with scholars and practitioners in education and international affairs
Previous guests include representatives from UNESCO, University of Hong Kong, Ohio University, Harvard Center Shanghai, and UN’s Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
Intercultural Development Inventory © (IDI) assessment and development plan
Informational interview program to connect with practitioners in areas of interest
Alumni network of over 7,000 volunteers and participants
Discounted enrollment to UN-mandated University for Peace Centre for Executive Education online certificate course

Skills-building opportunities
Increase Intercultural competency through Intercultural Development
Inventory © (IDI) assessment and development plan.
Deepen research skills and emotional intelligence through an Experiential Learning project.
Gain remote management experience through WorldTeach connection to local non-profit project that connects participating teachers to students in remote regions through classroom technology.
Develop facilitation skills through structured best-practice sharing with local educators.
Strengthen public speaking, facilitating, management, and leadership abilities through classroom instruction.

Requirements
Participants in the China Year program must:
Be a native-level English speaker
Be TEFL or TESOL certified* OR have at least 2 years of education-related, post-college work experience
Have completed their undergraduate degree by May 15th and have physical diploma in hand by June 1st. If you are a graduating senior, please verify when your diploma will be issued to you with your Registrar.
Be between the ages of 21 and 60
Be highly flexible, mature, and have a genuine interest in teaching English
*Applicants for the China Program can get TEFL certified through a modified WorldTeach TEFL Certification Program during pre-departure.

Volunteer Period: August 2018-June 2019

Qualifications: Applicants must be native English speakers of any nationality between the ages of 21-60. A bachelor's degree is required at the time of departure. No teaching experience is necessary.

To Apply: Year program applications require a resume, a personal statement, one letters of recommendation, and a college/university transcript. Start your application on our website at www.worldteach.org.

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