Teaching English in Asia is one way many Kenyon students return to countries they visited as undergraduates in study-abroad programs. For other Kenyon graduates, going to teach in Asia is their first opportunity to experience the cultures they learned about in courses at Kenyon. This affords you a way to sharpen your kills in an Asian language and to learn more about the country that you studied mostly from a distance and mostly from an academic perspective.
Teaching in Asia presents it own special challenges and rewards. Like all teachers, those who work in Asia are also perpetual students, and some of their most memorable "lessons" occur outside their classrooms. The opportunity to try teaching can also be especially valuable if you are considering teaching as a career. If you are a Kenyon alum, and either a current or former teacher in an Asian nation, please contact Professor Rita Kipp to include a story of your experiences in this section.
Teaching Opportunities (by country):
TEACH ENGLISH FOR ONE YEAR IN CHINA
Universities and language schools in the northern province of Liaoning
Benefits for the qualified candidates:
or write/call Mrs. Torfs, International Representative based in Europe:
Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have become a major political and economic force in Asia in recent decades. Some of these address the environment, others deal with health, labor, women's issues, AIDS, and agriculture. Look at the web site called theNGO Cafe, where you can find numerous links to other NGO sites, including The Japan NGO Scene, a Collection of SE Asia NGO Directories, and Information on Non-Profits.
Other NGO jobs are listed on the International
Development Network's website, and at Environmental
The Peace Corps has been a post-graduate option for many Kenyon graduates.
MOS Internship for 2004-2005 At ECIT and MOS Software College
East China Institute of Technology (ECIT) is an institution established
in1957. It is an accredited university by the Chinese government and has
three campuses and more than 22,000 students and 1,000 faculties, which
include 30 international professors who came or earned terminal degrees
from America, Australia, and India. The primary campus is located in Fuzhou,
Jiangxi Province. A secondary and newly constructed campus is located
in Nanchang City, the capital city of Jiangxi Province, where the River
MOS Software College is a joint venture between ECIT and MOS Institute
of Technology, an American institution. MOS Software College was formed
MOS internships are available for students who want to work, study and
travel in the Peoples Republic of China. Currently, we offer 3 types of
internships: internship for 9 months, internship for 4 months, and internship
for one-two months. Here are the terms for the three internships:
4 Month Internship
Obligation: The intern will teach a full load of three courses in Conversational English to Chinese students for one semester. The knowledge of Chinese language and teaching experience are not required. Although we prepare textbooks, the intern could handle the courses largely at his/her discretion.
Benefits: This internship offers the intern 50% travel reimbursement
to and from China (payable at the end of the internship), 100% tuition
waiver for the courses the intern takes at ECIT and MOS Software College,
free board and room, meal allowance, and the opportunity to travel with
a group to local historical sites. The internship could be credited if
the institution where the intern graduated from or is enrolled at acknowledges.
The courses taught in English currently offered by ECIT and MOS Software
1-2 Month Internship
Benefits: This internship offers the intern 100% tuition waiver for the
courses the intern takes at ECIT and MOS Software College, free board
and room, meal allowance, and free travel to many local historical locations.
The internship could be credited if the institution where the intern graduated
from or is enrolled at acknowledges. The courses taught in
Application and Requirements
The application form and recommendation letters may also be sent directly to the following email address in an electronic form by June 10, 2004: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please don't hesitate to contact Professor George Wei if you have any question. He can be reached mostly by email. You may also leave a message to his office phone if you like. The number is 570-372-4194.
Application for MOS Internship
Deadline for Application by Mail: May 15, 2004
Passport Number and Expiration Day_______________
Phone (_____)________________ Email____________
Year of School ( FR, SOPH, JR, SR, Graduate)_______
Courses Taken in Chinese Studies, If Any
Teaching Experience, If Any________________________
Please mail or email the fulfilled form and recommendation letters to:
Kenyon Alumni Write about Living and Teaching in Asia
"Cultural Revelation" (Washington Post, 9/16/2003) -- one of the projects that Alys Spensley worked with while she was in Yunnan.
"Travels with Shannon: Southeast Asia and India," by Shannon Conrad, '98
"All Roads Lead To...", by Erik Isaacman, '97
"JET Program Description - What is Jet anyway?", by Joelle Williams, '97
This section lists opportunities for going to Asia after graduating from Kenyon or continuing your study of Asia in a graduate program. Asian Studies concentrators, or others with a significant background in Asian Studies, especially those who want to continue their education in a graduate program, will be interested in the Rikkyo University and Fulbright opportunities. These send you to Asia for purposes of additional language study or research. FLAS fellowships, in contrast, support graduate study in the US. The Cross Cultural Institute's fellowship is for those who plan to teach about Japan and who are in the advanced years of a graduate program. The Luce Fellowships, in contrast, are for those who have little to no academic background in Asian Studies. Luce places its fellows in internships related to their future professions -- medicine, law, health, business, journalism or others.
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