Athens College Teaching Fellowship
professional work fellowship
The Athens College Teaching Fellowship Program is central to developing a cross-cultural education. Every year several recent graduates are selected from top universities in the US and UK to infuse the Athens College community with their language, culture, knowledge, and enthusiasm. The teaching fellows act as young ambassadors, strengthening the ties between Athens College and the English-speaking world.
Teaching Fellows undertake a wide variety of projects with students, teachers, coaches, counselors and administrators. Each fellow is responsible for designing his or her own schedule. Fellows are able to construct flexible programs that best compliment their individual strengths and interests. Prefects may last anywhere from one week or one month to one year.
Fellows have the opportunity to teach in supervised classrooms and on their own. The program also encourages fellows to involve themselves outside of the English classrooms. Fellows may work with students of all ages - from six-year-olds learning nursery rhymes to eighteen-year-olds reading Hamlet.
The Fellowship Program is looking for individuals with a wide spectrum of personal strengths. The self-structured nature of the program requires applicants to be highly motivated and independent. Applicants should be capable of working on several projects at once. While prior teaching experience is not required, past endeavors should reflect a desire to work with children. Applicants are accepted from all areas of study. Knowledge of Modern Greek is also not a necessity. In addition to academic excellence, an interest or participation in sports, arts and other extracurricular activities highly desirable. Above all, successful applicants need to be clear about what strengths they can offer to the college and what they expect to gain from their year in Greece.
The Fellowship begins September 1 and continues through June 30 with two weeks vacation at Christmas and the Greek Orthodox Easter. Fellows typically spend 30 hours per week in program activities.
The Fellowship offers a monthly stipend of approximately $500 paid in Greek drachmas. This stipend allows the fellows to live quite comfortably. Fellows remain on a tourist visa during their participation in the program and are required to exit the country every ninety days; no work visa is issued. In order to enable fellows to comply with the tourist regulations, a generous travel allowance is offered three times per year.
Interested applicants are asked to send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, college transcript and two letters of recommendation.
Questions about the program should be addressed to: Ms. Sandra Vassos, Trustees of Athens College, 342 Madison Av., Suite 1618, New York, NY 10173; Tel: 212.697.7071; E-Mail Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org