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Summer intensive for Mandarin teachers

February 7, 2011

American Councils for International Education is pleased to announce that the
application for the Intensive Summer Language Institutes has been posted online.
This program provides fully funded fellowships for U.S. classroom teachers to
spend six weeks overseas studying intermediate and advanced-level Arabic and
Chinese in Egypt and Mainland China. The Intensive Summer Language Institutes
are funded by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S.
Department of State and administered by American Councils for International
Education. The program is open to current K-12 teachers and community college
instructors of Arabic and Mandarin Chinese, as well as to students enrolled in
education programs preparing them to teach these languages. Applicants must be
U.S. citizens and non-native speakers of Arabic and Chinese in order to qualify.
To apply, please visit

Program Dates:
June 21-August 6, 2011

Program Benefits:
-Intensive language training
-Peer tutors
-Cultural enrichment activities and excursions
-Ten hours of graduate credit through Bryn Mawr College
-Pre-departure orientation
-Full-time resident director
-Room and board
-Books and shipping allowance
-Visa fees and travel insurance
-International and U.S. domestic airfare

Application Deadline:
March 4, 2011

For more information, please contact Alena Palevitz at

Alena Palevitz
Program Officer, Teacher Programs,
Arabic and Chinese Intensive Summer Language Institutes
American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS
1828 L Street, NW, Suite 1200
Washington, DC 20036
Tel: 202.833.7522
Fax: 202.833.7523

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