Teacher-in-Residence Grants

Across Latin America, educational institutions are training children, youth, and adults in a critical skill for a globalized world: English.

Our Teacher-in-Residence (TIR) grants allow for Partners chapters to coordinate exchanges of English teachers to strengthen technical capacity and share pedagogical methodologies with their peers. TIR grants fund international travel for trips that include at least 30 days of English teaching activities at a binational center in Latin America. Teachers-in -Residence for 30 days or longer may request $400 to defray costs of the host chapter. Funds are sent to the hosting chapter. There are a limited number of these additional funds. This program is funded by the U.S. Department of State.

Sending and host chapters must coordinate with a binational center in Latin America.  The trip must have a minimum duration of one month of English teaching activities at the binational center. Please review the Teacher-in-Residence Travel Grant Guidelines for more information. TIR are no longer on a first-come-first-served basis.

Updated: The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the Department of State has suspended travel to and from countries with a CDC travel alert Level 2 or higher to protect the health,safety and well being of participants, their families and hosts.  Assuming that travel will be possible later in 2021,  new deadlines will be announced.  The Association of BiNational Centers of Latin America (ABLA) seeks volunteers to lead virtual conversation classes with students. Click here for English Everywhere.  Teachers with technology skills interested in networking and connecting with teachers and their classes in the hemisphere should contact Partners at partnersconnect@partners.net - subject line - Teacher in Residence.    


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The Education and Culture program is supported by funding from the U.S. Department of State and implemented by Partners of the Americas in partnership with the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.