From other centers at UCB with international programs:
- Asian Art Museum, San
Francisco: The education department at the museum conducts wonderful
teacher workshops in conjunction with its exhibits, and has published
equally wonderful teacher materials to go with them. These include videos,
resource packets and slide sets. Since moving from Golden Gate Park
to its new home in San Francisco's Civic Center in the fall of 2002
it has added an education resource center located right by the main
entrance including a good library, computers and viewing machines for
videos. A number of their resource packets are now in the ORIAS lending
library. If you have any questions about their resources or workshops,
contact Alina Collier at (415) 379-8710.
- Film and Video: East Asian Regional Materials
and Resources Center (EARMARC) maintains
an excellent catalogue of educational videos on East Asia. They may
be borrowed for classroom use by mail. You may request a catalogue by
mail: EARMARC c/o History Dept; San Jose State University, One Washington
Square; San Jose, CA 95192-0117. By telephone to : 408-924-5518
or 408-924-5523. By fax to 408-924-5531 and by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Twice a year EARMARC holds a Saturday workshop (generally at CSUEB
in Hayward) to screen interesting new materials. The workshop is open
to educators, students and the interested public. It is free and includes
lunch. Highly recommended!
- Silk Road House is a non-profit
organization near the U. C. Berkeley campus created to promote and support
an impressive array of diverse ethnic cultural traditions. There lectures
and exhibits series includes presentations on ancient and modern Central
Asia and other areas along the Silk Route.
- World stage in the San Francisco Bay
- Department of State Intensive Summer Language Institutes for Arabic and Chinese
- The Fulbright-Hays
Seminars Abroad Program provides short-term study/travel seminars
abroad for U.S. educators in the social sciences and humanities for
the purpose of improving their understanding and knowledge of the people
and culture of another country(ies). There are approximately seven to
ten seminars with fourteen to sixteen participants in each seminar annually.
Seminars are four to six weeks in duration. All seminars are held in
countries outside of Western Europe.
- Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Program
This program provides grants to support overseas projects in training, research, and curriculum development in modern foreign languages and area studies for teachers, students, and faculty engaged in a common endeavor. Projects may include short-term seminars, curriculum development, group research or study, or advanced intensive language programs.
The GPA program oversees two competitions. It holds an annual competition for the following:
Short-Term Seminars - A short-term seminar is designed to help integrate international studies into an institution's or school system's general curriculum. Seminars normally are five to six weeks in length and focus on a particular aspect of area studies, such as the culture of the area or a portion of the culture.
A Curriculum Development Team - A curriculum development team, composed of several faculty members or teachers or administrators, may spend four to six weeks in a foreign country or region acquiring resource materials for curriculum development in the modern foreign language or area studies programs. Resource materials may include artifacts, documents, books, educational films, museum reproductions, recordings, and other instructional materials. The project shall provide a systemic use and dissemination in the US. of the acquired materials.
Group Research or Study Projects -- A group research or study project is designed to permit a group of faculty from institutions of higher education and graduate and undergraduate students to undertake research or study in a foreign country or region for a period of three to twelve months. The institution should make arrangements for any clearances or affiliations necessary for conducting research in the host country.
The GPA program holds a competition every four years for the following:
Advanced Overseas Intensive Language Projects - An advanced overseas intensive language project is designed to take advantage of the opportunities present in the foreign country by providing intensive advanced foreign language training. Language training shall be given at the advanced level, i.e., at the level equivalent to that provided to students who have successfully completed at least two academic years of language training. The language to be studied shall be indigenous to the host country and maximum use shall be made of local institutions and personnel. Under the grant, an advanced overseas intensive language project period may range up to four years (8 weeks minimum). Project activities may be carried out during a full year, an academic year, a semester, a trimester, a quarter, or a summer.
- The Fulbright Classroom Teacher Exchange Program provides opportunities for teachers to participate in direct exchanges of positions with colleagues from other countries for a semester or a year. By living and working abroad, exchange teachers gain an understanding and appreciation of different educational systems and cultures, and enrich their schools and communities by providing students with new perspectives about the world in which they live.
- The Distinguished Fulbright Awards in Teaching Program is designed to recognize and encourage excellence in teaching in the U.S. and abroad. Twenty-four highly talented U.S. and international teachers are selected to receive a grant to study at a university, conduct research, teach classes and workshops, and develop a project pertaining to their field of educational inquiry during their semester overseas. http://fulbrightteacherexchange.org/distinguished-fulbright-awards-in-teaching-program
- Fund for Teachers enriches the personal and professional growth of teachers by recognizing and supporting them as they identify and pursue opportunities around the globe that will have the greatest impact on their practice, the academic lives of their students and on their school communities. Application deadline January.
- Goethe-Institut Transatlantic Outreach Program: Grade 1-12 Social Studies educators, Social Studies curriculum coordinators, and applicable State Department of Education employees are eligible for this all-expenses paid, summer study tour of Germany. Applications are due February
- Keizai Koho Center Teacher Fellowship: a ten day summer Fellowship to Japan for Middle and High school classroom teachers of Economics, Social Studies and History (grades 6-12). Deadline February.
- Global Exploration for Educators Organization (GEEO)
is a 501c3 non-profit organization that helps and encourages educators to travel abroad. GEEO hopes to make America more outward-looking by helping teachers travel and then giving them an effective way to share these experiences in their classrooms. Educators can earn graduate school credit and professional development credit while seeing the world. The trips are designed for teachers and include activities such as school visits and homestays that give participants authentic exposure to local culture.
The trips are deeply discounted so as to be affordable to teachers. GEEO also helps teachers find funding to subsidize the cost of the trips.Detailed information about each trip, including itineraries, costs, travel dates, and more can be found at www.geeo.org. GEEO can also be reached 7 days a week, toll free at 1-877-600-0105 between 9AM-10PM EST. To sign-up for GEEO's listserv, please send an email to email@example.com with the subject line "subscribe."
Contact: Jesse Weisz, President and Founder
- Japan Society Educator's Study Tour
- Korea Society offers educators fellowships for travel to Korea in
the spring and summer. Infomation at
- Middle East Outreach Council (MEOC) domestic travel awards: a limited number of $500 travel awards to provide support for MEOC members to attend the annual meeting of the Middle East Studies Association (MESA) and the MEOC teacher workshop and business meeting in November.
- Global Connections Study Tour to Turkey (through Middle East Studies Center at Ohio State University)
- NEH Summer Seminars
and Institutes for Teachers in the United States.
- Have you ever wondered what it would be like to teach abroad? The
Institute of East Asian Studies has published an engaging and vivid
personal portrayal of how Americans adapt to living in China from the
perspective of thirty-six Americans sent by the Colorado China Council
to teach in universities in China in the 1990s. Alice Renouf, director
of the Colorado China Council, collected the letters under the title
Dear Alice: Letters Home from American Teachers
Learning to Live in China, Purchase information is
available from IEAS Publications at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- If you are interested in spending time in Asia check out VIA
programs. Volunteers in Asia "sends between 30 - 40 English teachers
on a life-changing adventure to Indonesia, Laos, Vietnam and China.
Our mission and method are simple. We provide Asian host institutions
with needed resources, while at the same time offering volunteers a
unique opportunity to become a valued member of an Asian community."