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The premier exchange program of the U.S. State Department. It provides its participants the opportunity to study, teach, research or exchange ideas in the United States. More…

Overview

Study of the United States Institutes for Secondary School Educators is an intensive five-week graduate level academic residency program with integrated study-visits specially designed to strengthen the academic seminars contents. This program will provide three multinational groups of 20 secondary educators, (two with a focus on classroom teachers, and one with a focus on administrators, teacher trainers, curriculum developers, textbook writers, ministry of education officials, etc.,) with a deeper understanding of the U.S. society, education, culture, values, and institutions. The programs will be organized around a central theme or themes in U.S. civilization and will have a strong contemporary component.

The ultimate goal is to strengthen curricula and to improve the quality of teaching about the United States in secondary schools and other academic institutions abroad.

Requirements for Selection

  • Nicaraguan citizens living in Nicaragua
  • Licentiate, Bachelor or equivalent diploma in a Nicaraguan university
  • Highly motivated English teacher with at least 3-years of teaching experience in a Nicaraguan educational institution and to be engaged to continue teaching in the future
  • Good English command (minimum 520 TOEFL score- will be tested)

To Apply

Submissions must be addressed to the Public Affairs Office of the Embassy of the United States of America. The applications can be sent electronically to: Fulbrightmng@state.gov; or the applications can be sent by mail and/or submitted in person at the back entrance of the American Embassy Compound: Embajada de los Estados Unidos de América, Km. 5.5 Carretera Sur, Managua.

For information or questions, please contact:

Maira Vargas
Cultural Affairs Specialist
Phone: 2252-7100 x 7342
E-mail: Fulbrightmng@state.gov

This program is under the auspices of the Bureau of Educational & Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State.

Overview

Study of the United States Institutes are intensive six-week post-graduate level academic programs with integrated study tours whose purpose is to provide foreign university faculty and other scholars the opportunity to deepen their understanding of American society, culture, and institutions.

The goal of these programs is to strengthen curricula and to improve the quality of teaching about the United States in academic institutions abroad. Each one of these programs has four weeks of academic seminars and two weeks of integrated study-tour specially designed to strengthen the academic seminars contents.

Fields of Study

  • U.S. Culture and Society
  • American Politics and Political Thought
  • U.S. Foreign Policy
  • Contemporary American Literature
  • Journalism and Media
  • Religious Pluralism in the United States

Requirements for Selection

  • Nicaraguan citizens living in Nicaragua
  • Highly motivated faculty member with at least 3-years of teaching experience in a Nicaraguan university and committed to continue teaching in the future
  • Excellent command of the English language (minimum 550 TOEFL/90 iBT-TOEFL score)

To Apply

The submissions must be addressed to the Public Affairs Office of the Embassy of the United States of America. The applications can be sent electronically to: Fulbrightmng@state.gov; or the applications can be submitted in person at the service entrance of the American Embassy Compound: Embajada de los Estados Unidos de América, Km. 5.5 C. Sur, Managua.

For more information or questions, please contact:

Maira Vargas
Cultural Affairs Specialist
Phone: 2252-7342 – Ext. 7342/7609

This program is under the auspices of the Bureau of Educational & Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State.

The Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Professional Fellows Program empowers entrepreneurs and innovative civil society leaders to strengthen their capacity to launch and advance their entrepreneurial ideas and effectively contribute to social and economic development in their communities. More…

Georgetown University CIED (Center for Intercultural Education and Development) under the auspice of the Office of Education and Cultural Affairs (ECA) of the Department of State and U.S. Embassies in Central America, announce the new application season for the Central American Youth Ambassadors Program (CAYA) 2017.

The Youth Ambassadors Program offers high school students and adult mentors from Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Panama and Dominican Republic, the opportunity to apply for a three-week exchange program that will broaden their knowledge of U.S. culture, society and educational system. Through the exchange, participants will learn more about the U.S. by engaging in workshops, community service activities, team building exercises, meetings with community leaders, and home stays with American families. Upon their return home, the students apply what they have learned to implement projects that serve needs in their communities.

The experience not only enhances their skills and knowledge but also prepares them for a lifetime of leadership and community service.

Profile for mentor candidates

  1. To be at least 25 years of age.
  2. To be a Nicaraguan citizen.
  3. To be a teacher and/or a coordinator of youth programs.
  4. To have successful experience working with youth.
  5. To reside in the RACS, RACN, Jinotega or Managua.
  6. To be the first member in the family to participate in the Youth Ambassadors Program.
  7. To have the ability to positively guide and empower youth before, during, and after returning from their trip.
  8. Qualities: maturity, integrity, open-mindedness, and motivation.

Selected participants will be chosen through a coordinated selection process between the U.S. Embassy and Georgetown University CIED.

Contact Us

Carmen Cecilia de Narváez
Apt. Postal No. C 211
Oficina Postal “Centro Comercial Managua”
Managua, Nicaragua
Teléfonos: (505) 2276-1318 / (505) 8479-8632
Correo electrónico: becasemilla.ni@gmail.com

Documents

You must submit with the completed application form, the following documents*:

  1. Copy of birth certificate.
  2. Two photos (Nicaraguan passport size).
  3. Personal resume or Curriculum Vitae (summarized in one page).
  4. Copy of citizen ID (cedula).
  5. Copy of a valid passport (if you do not have one, it is fine. It is not a requirement to have a passport).
  6. Application form completed.
  7. Annexes (on the last pages of the application form)
  • Annex #1: Recommendation form #1.
  • Annex #2: Recommendation form # 2.
  • Annex #3: Exemption of responsibilities and authorization for medical treatment.
  • Annex #4: Medical addendum.
  • Annex #5: Code of Conduct.
  • Annex #6: Questionnaire on home stay with American families.
  • Annex #7: Georgetown University’s guide on how to work with minors.

*Note: Do not send original personal documents, send copies instead. All documents submitted will be property of the Youth Ambassador Program administered by Georgetown University CIED.

Important dates(Inquiries on specific dates could be answered by National Program Coordinator)

  • September 21 – October 21, 2016: Period for submissions
  • October 25 – 28, 2016: Interviews and selection process
  • November 2016: Pre-departure orientation
  • January 18 – February 8, 2017: First 3-week program in the U.S.
  • May 10 – 31, 2017: Second 3-week program in the U.S.