The Astor International Travel Fellowship for New York City Teachers, made possible through a generous gift from Mrs. Brooke Astor, celebrates the accomplishments of New York City public school teachers by awarding them a fully-sponsored, ten-day, educational trip with NYU Steinhardt faculty.
Each year, scholarships will be awarded to a group of 10 to 12 teachers, who will travel during the summer as Astor International Fellows with NYU Steinhardt faculty. The program rotates locations among NYU’s global academic centers and campuses, and program themes range from STEM education to special education, literacy, art and music education, and bilingual education.
This program is an educational travel experience intended to broaden teachers' horizons and inspire them with ideas for classroom innovation through an international experience. Fellows promote innovation and quality instruction in New York City classrooms through educational experience to a group of Steinhardt students and faculty as a contribution to current students' global education, and through ongoing events as part of the Astor Fellows Alumni Network. Fellows do not receive NYU course credit or continuing education credit.
The Astor International Travel Fellowship was featured in:
- "US teachers learn from China," China Daily USA, September 15, 2014
- "Chinese Education in Eyes of US Teachers," ShanghaiDaily.com, September 16, 2014
- "Chinese Education in the Eyes of US Teachers," English.news.cn, September 16, 2014
- "Chinese Education in the Eyes of US Teachers," ChinaDaily.com.cn, September 16, 2014
2015 Theme: "Special Education Beyond Borders"
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Faculty: Dr. Mark Alter, PhD, Professor of Educational Psychology
Travel Dates: Early July 2015
Please visit this year's program page for additional information and to apply.
Science Education Beyond Borders
Location: Shanghai, China
Faculty: Dr. Pamela Fraser-Abder, PhD, Professor of Science Education
Travel Dates: July 26 - August 5, 2014
New York City public school teachers who currently have 3 or more years of experience teaching at the elementary, middle school, or high school levels are eligible to apply. Teachers who are currently working on an advanced degree, but have three years of experience teaching in an NYC public school are eligible to apply.
Applicants must currently be classroom teachers. Administrators are not eligible to apply.
How to Apply
The application for summer 2015 will open in late September 2014. Please visit this year's program page for complete application instructions.
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