English Language Fellows complete 10-month assignments focused on improving the capacity of English language teaching and learning at universities or other academic institutions supported by the U.S. Embassies worldwide. Most projects follow the U.S. academic calendar, beginning in September and ending in June. However, a small number of off-cycle projects are available from February to November. Fellows work directly with local teachers, students, and education professionals to provide English language instruction, develop resources, and conduct evaluations. In addition to their teaching duties, Fellows organize and participate in cultural exchange projects within their communities. From hosting events and celebrating holidays, to providing students with opportunities to express themselves through different forms of art, Fellows are cultural ambassadors who create innovative activities to support public diplomacy initiatives. Many Fellows also collaborate with Regional English Language Officers to develop teacher training seminars in areas such as methodology, curriculum or materials development, and English for Specific Purposes (ESP) or English for Academic Purposes (EAP). Fellows often support other U.S. Department of State initiatives in English language education, such as the English Access Microscholarship Program for underprivileged students and the Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Program.