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Alumni Benefits

As a participant of the English Language Programs, you are a valued member of a prestigious community of TESOL professionals.

The English Language Programs’ Community of Practice is an online community where participants and Fellow, Specialist, or Virtual Educator 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.

To learn more about how English Language Programs supports the growth of alumni, visit the Opportunities page in the COP for information about regional, national, and virtual opportunities.

As a former or current participant in a U.S. Department of State exchange program, you are eligible to join the ECA 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.

Have you ever wondered how other English Language Fellow, Specialist, or Virtual Educator 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 by visiting the All Stories section on the Stories page and apply the filter for “Alumni”.

If you are interested in sharing your story, consider submitting an Alumni Impact Statement on the Community of Practice website.

For more information about opportunities for English Language Programs Alumni, please email outreach@elprograms.org.

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This is a program of the U.S. Department of State, administered by Georgetown University, Center for Intercultural Education and Development.

All decisions related to participant terms (including candidate review, selection, funding, suspension, revocation, and termination) and all criteria related thereto are made and established by the U.S. Department of State.