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Deadlines for 2006 Fulbright Teacher Exchange Program Approaching

Deadline for applications is August 31, 2005

Posted: July 15, 2005

The Fulbright Commission in Uruguay is calling for applicants for their 2005-2006 Teacher Exchange Program aimed at Uruguayan public elementary school teachers.

The purpose of the program is to foster understanding between the people of Uruguay and the people of the United States and to contribute to the enrichment of elementary education in Uruguay through an exchange experience with a similar school of the United States.

Applications are open to School Inspectors, Principals, Teachers, and Teachers of English of Uruguayan Public Elementary Schools (ANEP).

Benefits

• Carry out an exchange program that consists in shadowing the work of a US elementary school administrator
• Orientation program in Uruguay and in the United States
• Local and international transportation, lodging with an American family, cultural activities

Requirements

• Commitment to public excellence
• Desire to learn about other educational systems
• Create an active link between the participants school and the host school in the US
• Inspectors must provide one institutional letter of support; the rest of the candidates must provide 2 letters of recommendation

• Deadline for applications: August 31, 2005
• Interviews: September 2005
• Candidate selection: October 2005
• Exchange trip: 3 weeks in February, 2006

For more information, call Tel/Fax 901 41 60 – 903 20 31, e-mail fulbrigh@chasque.apc.org, or visit the website at www.fulbright.org.uy

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