By connecting language teachers and administrators across borders, we build teacher capacity and increase English language comprehension in the region.
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.
Assuming that travel will be possible in 2021, deadlines for receipt of travel grant applications and teacher in residence are: October 30, 2020 and January 30, 2021. Travel dates must be 90 days after the application deadline.
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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.