University of Vermont

Asian Studies Outreach Program

International Opportunities for Vermont Teachers

Teacher Exchange Program

ASOP has facilitated Teacher Exchanges for Vermont Teachers to Thai and Chinese schools since 2005. Each interested candidate will meet with the director of the Asian Studies Outreach Program, Bill Williams, to help determine if the Teacher Exchange program is the right program, and to help decide on a school.

  • Program exclusively for Vermont teachers
  • Teacher exchange opportunities in Thailand and China, rural and urban areas
  • Opportunity to work with the home institutes of past Visiting Scholars

UVM Graduates Interested in Teaching in Thailand or China

  • UVM students graduating from the College of Education and Social Services with a teaching degree are invited to speak to Bill Williams regarding schools in Thailand and China
  • View the FAQ form on teaching abroad
  • View the Information Sheet on schools in Thailand and China
  • Questions to ask yourself before apply to the Teacher Exchange Program: What country do you want to teach in? Would you rather live in a rural or urban area? What grade level would you like to teach?

Educational Seminars Program

The Educational Seminars Program provides short-term professional development opportunities to teachers and administrators from around the world, for 3 week reciprocal exchange programs (Brazil, Portugal) and 2-5 week one-way professional development programs (India, China). Educational Seminars provide airfare, training, travel health care, and living costs. Visit for updates and more information or email *Program Application Deadlines:* January 7, 2013 (India); April 1, 2013 (Brazil, Portugal); TBD, 2013 (China)

Study Language in China

The Intensive Summer Language Institute* *(ISLI)* *provides fully funded fellowships for non-native speakers of Chinese who are teaching Chinese to spend six weeks overseas studying intermediate and advanced-level Chinese in Changchun, China. Fellowships are available to current K-12 teachers and community college instructors of Mandarin Chinese, as well as to students enrolled in education programs who intend to teach Mandarin. Participants earn ten hours of graduate credit through Bryn Mawr College, and are provided with peer tutors and roundtrip airfare. All travel and study-related costs are fully covered. Visit or email for more information. *Program Application Deadline:* February 11, 2013.

Fulbright Awards in Teaching Program

Sponsored by the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Fulbright Program provides funding for students, scholars, teachers, and professionals to undertake graduate study, research, university teaching, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools. The Institute of International Education (IIE) administers the Distinguished Fulbright Awards in Teaching Program on behalf of the U.S. Department of State. For more information, visit

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