As a participant of the English Language Programs, you are a valued member of a prestigious community of TESOL professionals. This affords you access to a number of exciting and exclusive benefits described below.
While you are teaching abroad and after you return to the United States, there are also many opportunities to stay involved with the English Language Programs. Check out the Staying Involved page to learn about opportunities.
Community of Practice (COP)
The English Language Programs’ Community of Practice is an online community where participants and alumni can connect with each other, access resources, share best practices, and search for jobs. Program staff also use the COP as a channel to communicate with alumni about important program updates and upcoming events. If you are not a member of the COP, please click here to register. To preview some of the exclusive content available only on the COP, click here.
As a former or current participant in a U.S. Department of State exchange program, you are eligible to join the International Exchange Alumni community. This community is intended for and run by past and present U.S. government-sponsored exchange program participants and can be used to find tools to advance your community and our world.
Alumni Impact Stories
Have you ever wondered how other alumni have leveraged their experiences abroad to advance their TESOL careers? Many have gone on to find their dream jobs working in government, higher education, and the nonprofit sector. Read their stories and share yours with us! If you are interested in sharing your story, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Refer a Friend or Colleague
Do you have a colleague or friend who would make a great English Language Fellow? Encourage them to apply! This one-page flyer includes important eligibility, application, and other details about the program and can be distributed to anyone interested in applying to become a Fellow.
Serve as a Fellow again
As a cultural exchange program, first preference for fellowships is given to new applicants. However, former Fellows can take advantage of opportunities to return to the program for an additional fellowship. If you are a former Fellow interested in reapplying, please read the return-to-program policy.