The EL Fellow and Specialist Program sends talented, highly qualified U. S. citizens in the area of Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) or a related field on programs at educational institutions in all regions of the world for time periods ranging from 10 days to 10 months.
U. S. embassy-designed projects, Fellows and Specialists share their expertise, hone their skills, gain international experience, and learn about other cultures.
Upon returning to the United States, they share their experiences and acquired knowledge with their communities and professional colleagues.
Projects are carried out with host-country ministries of education, universities, teacher-training institutions, NGOs, binational centers, and other English language teaching institutions.
Participant acrivities support the integration of all U. S. Embassy program resources contributing to a country-wide English language strategy.