Projects and Stories

English Language Fellows support U.S. Department of State public diplomacy initiatives to increase mutual understanding between the United States and other countries. They share expertise in American English and culture with local teachers and students while participating in and discovering the culture and customs of their host country. Browse Fellow project descriptions for the upcoming academic year or read stories from Fellows in the field to learn more about the experience.

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Locations around the world that ELP Works

Recent Stories

Fellow Bret Vlazny Fosters English as Diplomacy in Ramallah, West Bank

Based in Ramallah, West Bank, English Language Fellow Bret Vlazny is a cultural ambassador and visiting lecturer at Al-Quds Open University. Vlazny's placement has taken him throughout the region visiting university branches from Jenin to Hebron. Discover Vlazny's life as a Fellow as he introduces strategies for integrating classroom technology, delivers blended learning training for…

Fellow Eileen Finn Connects with Indian Culture through Art

Based in New Delhi, India, a bustling capital city where cows often wander shanty-lined streets, English Language Fellow Eileen Finn teaches at Ambedkar University. Discover Finn’s life as a Fellow as she attends traditional Indian art classes and develops English language capacity as an English for Academic Purposes instructor and teacher trainer.

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