The Astor International Travel Fellowship for New York City Teachers, made possible through a generous gift from Mrs. Brooke Astor, celebrates the accomplishments of full-time, classroom teachers in the New York City public schools by awarding them a fully-sponsored, ten-day, educational fellowship with NYU Steinhardt faculty.
Each year, fellowships 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 full-time classroom teachers' horizons and inspire them with ideas for classroom innovation through an international experience centered on a specific academic subject. Upon return, Fellows promote innovation and quality instruction in New York City classrooms through an annual fall symposium attended by the NYU community, teacher colleagues, and the general public, and through ongoing events as part of the Astor Fellows Alumni Network. Visit our engagement page to learn more. Fellows do not receive NYU course credit or continuing education credit.
In order to be eligible to apply for this opportunity, you must:
- Be a current, full-time classroom teacher in a New York City Public School
- Have at least three years of full-time teaching experience, at the time of application, in a New York City public school
Please note: This opportunity is intended to build a community of best practices for teachers of a specific subject area each year. School staff other than full-time classroom teachers (i.e. substitute teachers, administrators, counselors, principals, etc.) are not eligible to apply.
2015 Theme: "Special Education Beyond Borders"
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Faculty: Dr. Mark Alter, PhD, Professor of Educational Psychology
Program Dates: July 6-16, 2015
Office of Academic Initiatives and Global Programs, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, & Human Development, New York University, 82 Washington Square East, 5th floor, New York, NY 10003; 1-212-992-9380, firstname.lastname@example.org