Costa Rica Study Program
Deadline: September 7, 2007
In March 2008, the Toyota International Teacher Program will send twenty secondary school teachers on a fully funded ten-day study program to eastern Costa Rica. Administered by the Institute of International Education ( http://www.iie.org/ ), the program is designed to expose educators of all classroom disciplines to the diversity of Costa Rica's peoples and ecosystems in an effort to inspire the creative teaching of international, cultural, and environmental themes in U.S. schools and communities.
The program seeks to provide educators with the opportunity to observe, interact with, and understand Costa Rican communities and their efforts to preserve their environment and culture in a rapidly modernizing global society. The program will take place from February 24 to March 7, 2008 (including travel time). Direct costs of participation (transportation, lodging, meals, and all program activities) will be paid by Toyota. To be eligible for participation applicants must: be a U.S. citizen at the time of application; be employed full-time as a teacher in grades 7-12; work in the one of the fifty states or the District of Columbia; have a minimum of three years, full-time teaching experience by the time of the program; and expect to continue teaching at the secondary school level through at least the 2008-09 school year. Toyota International Teacher Program alumni who have not participated on a Toyota
International Teacher Program in the last five years (2002 alumni and before) are also eligible to apply.
Visit the IIE Web site for complete program information.
RFP Link: http://fconline.foundationcenter.org/pnd/10007451/iie
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