Source: Israel Teaching Fellows
One hundred exemplary North American college graduates will be chosen to teach in underprivileged communities in Israel for a 10-month service program in Israel, Masa Israel Journey announced recently. In order to address Israel’s educational inequity and the widespread underperformance of youth in low-income communities, Masa Israel Journey and the Israeli Ministry of Education are launching Israel Teaching Fellows to serve as volunteer English teachers throughout Israel. The inaugural program will begin in August, 2011; applicants will be notified of their acceptance in May, 2011.
Following an initial training period, the Teaching Fellows will live in small groups in communities in Israel and teach for 25 hours a week. The Teaching Fellows will also choose and design secondary volunteer projects in their communities. Ongoing pedagogical support, Hebrew Ulpan, host families, and trips will be provided throughout their time in Israel.
Accepted Teaching Fellows must have college degrees and experience as educators and leaders. They must also demonstrate the ability to excel in a challenging cross-cultural environment and the desire to be immersed in Israeli society.
Volunteers will pay $1,000 to participate, which includes the airfare to Israel, and receive a monthly stipend for food.