The application for the Summer 2024 edition of the program is now available! Prospective applicants can find more information and the application instructions on the program page. The deadline to apply is 11:59 PM on January 31, 2024.
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 summer, a cohort of teachers will be selected to travel with NYU Steinhardt faculty as Astor International Fellows. The program rotates locations among NYU’s global academic centers and campuses, focusing on a specific theme each year. We seek to recruit diverse cohorts of Fellows teaching at all levels and across academic disciplines within the NYC public school system.
This program is intended to broaden full-time classroom teachers' horizons and inspire them with ideas for classroom innovation through an international experience. 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 alumni of the Fellowship. 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 completed three years or more of full-time teaching in a New York City public school.
Please note: This opportunity is intended to build a community of best practices for full-time classroom teachers. School staff other than full-time classroom teachers (i.e. substitute teachers, administrators, counselors, principals, etc.) are not eligible to apply.
2023: School-EdTech Partnerships in Startup Nation
Location: Tel Aviv, Israel
Faculty: Yoav Bergner, Assistant Professor of Learning Sciences/Educational Technology
Program Dates: July 3-14, 2023
2022: The Power of Stories: Contemporary Art, Identity, and Race
2019: Engaging Local Languages and Knowledge in Schools
Location: Accra, Ghana
Faculty: Shondel Nero, Professor of Language Education
Program Dates: July 8-19, 2019
2018: Global Music Education
Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Faculty: S. Alex Ruthmann, Associate Professor of Music Education and Music Technology
Program Dates: July 2-13, 2018
2017: The Hyper-Diverse Classroom
Location: London, United Kingdom
Faculty: Fabienne Doucet, Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education
Program Dates: July 5-15, 2017
2016: Arts Education Down Under
Location: Sydney, Australia
Faculty: Philip Taylor, Associate Professor of Educational Theatre
Program Dates: July 22 - August 3, 2016
2015: Special Education Beyond Borders
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Faculty: Mark Alter, Professor of Educational Psychology
Program Dates: July 6 - 16, 2015
2014: Science Education Beyond Borders
Location: Shanghai, China
Faculty: Pamela Fraser-Abder, Professor of Science Education
Program Dates: July 26 - August 5, 2014