International Scholarships

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

[USA] International Leadership in Education Program

Deadline: 30 June 2007

The International Leadership in Education Program (ILEP) is a program of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State, and is implemented by IREX (the International Research & Exchanges Board), a Washington, DC based non-profit organization. ILEP will provide 52 teachers from the Near East, South Asia, and Southeast Asia with unique opportunities to develop expertise in their subject areas, enhance their teaching skills and increase their knowledge about the United States. The program will consist of a semester-long academic program at a U.S. university, including coursework and intensive training in teaching methodologies, curriculum development, teaching strategies for their home environment, educational leadership, as well as the use of computers for Internet, word processing and as tools for teaching. The semester-long program, which will commence in January 2008 and conclude in June 2008, will also include an internship at a secondary school to engage participants actively with the American teachers and students. Trips to U.S. cultural sites and academic support will be provided for participants throughout the program.


* Secondary-level, full-time teachers with five or more years of classroom disciplines including:
- English as a Foreign Language;
- Social Studies;
- Civics;
- Mathematics; or
- Science.
* Citizens of the Republic of Indonesia
* Have English-language proficiency in written and spoken English.


* J-1 visa support;
* A pre-departure orientation held in participant’s home country;
* Round-trip airfare to and within the U.S.;
* A Welcome Orientation in Washington, D.C.;
* Academic program fees;
* Housing (generally shared with other program fellows);
* Accident and sickness insurance;
* A daily allowance for meals and incidentals during the university academic program;
* A laptop computer;
* A $200 book/professional development allowance;
* A Closing Seminar in Washington, D.C.;
* A $100 excess baggage/shipping allowance; and
* The opportunity to apply for collaborative grants with U.S. colleagues.


Candidates should complete the application forms and return them to AMINEF by the application deadline. Forms are available either by mail or in person at the AMINEF Office, Gedung Balai Pustaka, 6th floor, Jl. Gunung Sahari Raya 4, Jakarta 10720. Application forms may also be downloaded from the AMINEF Website at the following URL: questions regarding the application process are accepted via e-mail at the following address:


The deadline for the submission of application materials for all programs is June 30, 2007 at 4:00 p.m.


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