TaLK Program: Teach and Learn in Korea Program for U.S. Students

The Institute of International Education is pleased to announce that it is partnering with the Korean Ministry of Education, Science & Technology in their efforts to promote international exchange and to bring more American students to Korea.
IIE will be assisting the Korean government in publicizing and recruiting for the “Teach and Learn in Korea” (TaLK) Program, which is a study abroad opportunity that is open to both undergraduate students and recent college graduates.
The TaLK Program funds 300 TaLK Scholars each semester to teach conversational English in rural Korean elementary schools. The program provides a one-month orientation for the TaLK Scholars in addition to round-trip airfare, a settling-in allowance, a monthly living stipend of approximately $1,300, health insurance and organized trips to historical locations in Korea.
Given the generous terms of the program, this is a unique type of study abroad opportunity that can provide international experience for students with financial need who might not otherwise be able to go overseas.
Applications must be submitted by June for the term beginning in August 2011 and by December for the term beginning in February 2012. For more information, please visit the the TaLK Program website: www.talk.go.kr. Additional information for the program is available via e-mail request to talkkoreapr@gmail.com.
If you would like to request publicity materials, such as a program poster and brochures, please contact Walter Jackson at wjackson@iie.org.

Intern at the Australian Embassy in DC this Autumn!

Australian Education International (AEI) North America is currently seeking a policy intern to begin in August through November 2011 to work on a full-time basis (37.5 hours per week). The intern will be provided with a stipend of $500 per month.
AEI is the international arm of the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) and has an office at the Embassy of Australia, Washington, DC, and works with American and Canadian education institutions, policy-makers and governments to strengthen the bilateral relationship.
The intern will assist with researching, monitoring, and reporting on US and Canadian education policy, attend and report on education events, and assist the policy manager with supplemental duties as requested.
The successful candidate will:
· Have completed at least two years of college
· Possess strong written and verbal communication skills
· Have strong research and analytical skills
· Have the ability to work independently and in a team
· Have a personal interest in the fields of education policy and/or international relations.
Applications are due by Wednesday, 29 June 2011.
To apply, please visit the AEI website:http://www.usa.embassy.gov.au/whwh/AEI_Policy_Internship_May_2010.html

Work Abroad!

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Working abroad enhances your resume and is an amazing life experience. the VCU Education Abroad blog will continue blogging about internship, work, and volunteer experiences abroad this summer, so be sure to check back!

Teach English in Korea!

Teach English in Korea!

Teach and Learn in Korea (TaLK) Program

In an effort to promote international exchange and bring more American students to Korea, the TaLK Program funds 300 TaLK Scholars each semester to teach conversational English in rural Korean elementary schools.
The program provides a 1-month orientation for the TaLK Scholars in addition to round-trip airfare, a settling-in allowance, a monthly living stipend of approximately $1,300, health insurance and organized trips to historical locations in Korea.
Both undergraduate students and recent college graduates are encouraged to apply.
The TaLK Program website can be found at: http://www.talk.go.kr/. Applications must be submitted by June for the term beginning in August 2011 and by December for the term beginning in February 2012.
Additional information for the program is available via e-mail request to talkkoreapr@gmail.com.
Students can also contact Jeff Wing at the VCU National Scholarship Office for more information.