Global Programs

Astor International Travel Fellowship for New York City Teachers

Program Description

NYU Steinhardt will launch the Astor International Travel Fellowship in the summer of 2014. This program, 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. 2014 Astor International Fellows do not receive NYU course credit or continuing education credit. The Fellowship is intended to celebrate excellence among New York City public school teachers.

After travel, Fellows are required to present on their educational experience to a group of Steinhardt students and faculty as a contribution to current students' global education.

A different academic theme and destination will be offered each year. In 2014, our theme is "Science Education Beyond Borders" in Shanghai, China. Please visit this year's program page for additional information and to apply.

Selection Criteria

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. Please visit this year's program page for a complete description of 2014 selection criteria.

Applicants must currently be classroom teachers. Administrators are not eligible to apply.

How to Apply


To apply for this year's program, please visit this year's program page for complete application instructions.

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For More Information

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; (t)1-212-998-5099,