The Study of the United States Institutes are intensive post – graduate level academic programs with integrated study tours the purpose of which is to provide foreign secondary school educators and university faculty the opportunity to deepen their understanding of U.S. society, culture, and institutions. The programs will take place in the United States over the course of six weeks beginning in mid June 2012.
The goal of the program is to strengthen curricula and to improve the quality of teaching about the United States in academic institutions in Ecuador.
The program covers all participant costs, including tuition, transportation, housing and living costs.
Institute For Secondary School Educators
This program will provide secondary school educators with a deeper understanding of U.S. culture and society and strengthen the subject in Ecuadorian high schools.
This program will provide university faculty and other scholars the opportunity to deepen their understanding of U.S. society, culture and institutions and strengthen the subject in Ecuadorian universities.
U.S. CULTURE AND SOCIETY, suitable for professors teaching subjects as American studies, history, American literature or English who would like to deepen their understanding of the U.S. society, culture, values, and institutions. The institute will take place at: New York University.
AMERICAN POLITICS AND POLITICAL THOUGHT, suitable for professors teaching subjects as political science, political theory, sociology and philosophy. This program will provide a deeper understanding of the U.S. political institutions and mayor currents in American political thought. The institute site will be determined at a later date.
CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN LITERATURE, suitable for professors teaching literature, American literature or American studies. This program will provide participants with a deeper understanding of U.S. society and culture, past and present, through an examination of contemporary American literature. The institute site will be determined at a later date.
US. FOREIGN POLICY, suitable for professors teaching international relations, international politics, history, political science. This program will provide participants a deeper understanding of how U.S. foreign policy is formulated and implemented with an emphasis on the post Cold War period. The institute site will be determined at a later date.
JOURNALISM AND MEDIA, suitable for professors teaching journalism, this program will provide a deeper understanding of the role of journalism and the media in the U.S. society and the impact of technology on journalism. This institute will take place at: Ohio University.
Be currently teaching a class that is related to the program and/or have an actual project to incorporate some of the topics covered in the contents of that class or the curriculum of the educational institution where the candidate works.
Be an Ecuadorian citizen. The applicant must reside in Ecuador. Persons who have double nationality (Ecuadorian / American) or have U.S. resident visa are not eligible
Between 30 – 50 years old
Have a bachelors degree (equivalent to a titulo de tercer nivel)
Be an experienced professor teaching in higher education institutions (or teaching at a high school, depending on the program you are interested in.
Demonstrate English language fluency. This is very important as the program will be completely in English.
Letter of support from the high school/institution where you are currently working. This letter should say the institution supports you to apply for the program.
Certified copy of your university diploma or diplomas, signed and sealed by the secretary / registrar office of the university where you graduated. You do not need to submit translations of diplomas.
Copy of a TOEFL or IELTS score report. This document is not necessary for the application but if you have it, please attach a copy. If you do not have a TOEFL or IELTS score, you should register for the English test we will offer on December 3rd. 2011. Please register for this test on or before November 28, 2011. Check dates in the Program timeline
Copy of National Identification Card
Deadline to submit applications: November 5, 2010. Applications will be received on or before this date.
October 28th, 2011
Oficial opening of contest
November 28th, 2011
Deadline to register for English test
December 2nd, 2011
Deadline to turn in applications
December 3rd, 2011
English test in Quito and Guayaquil. Contact the commission to register for the test
December 12 to 16th, 2011
December, 2011 / January, 2012
Notification of nominees
Announcement of winners
The Fulfright Program aims to bring a little more knowledge, a little more reason, and a little more compassion into world affairs and thereby to increase the chance that nations will learn at last to live in peace and friendship.
J. William Fulbright