U. S. Department of State English Programs

Worldwide ESL/EFL Projects for the U.S. Department of State in 2021/2022


The English Language Fellow Program sends experienced U.S. TESOL professionals on paid teaching assignments at universities and other academic institutions around the world.

As a U.S. Department of State public diplomacy initiative, Fellows are cultural ambassadors that promote English language learning and mutual understanding through cultural exchange. Fellow projects are 10-month, full-time positions for professionals with a graduate degree in English language teaching and TESOL teaching experience. In return, the program provides professionals with a platform to build skills that can greatly enhance their TESOL careers.

The English Language Fellow Program is now recruiting applicants for the 2021-2022 academic year. The English Language Fellow Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State with funding provided by the U.S. Government and administered by Georgetown University.

The  2021-2022 Fellow application is now open. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until all projects have been filled. For more information and to apply, please visit our website: https://elprograms.org/

Who are we looking for?  TESOL educators with:

  • Experience and demonstrated commitment to teaching ESL/EFL
  • A graduate degree in TESOL or a related field
  • Personal qualities of flexibility, cultural adaptability, and resourcefulness
  • U.S. citizenship

Program benefits:

  • Stipend: $35,000
  • Living allowance (housing, food, utilities, local transportation)
  • Dependents allowance
  • Pre-departure allowances
  • Supplemental health benefit plan
  • Round trip airfare to and from assignment
  • Program activities allowance
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