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Toyota International Teacher Program to South Africa

Toyota International Teacher Program to South Africa


We are very pleased to announce the inaugural Toyota International Teacher Program to South Africa! The program will take place July 24 - August 10, 2011.  Full-time classroom teachers of all subjects and librarians, grades 7 - 12, are now invited to apply online. 


The Toyota International Teacher Program is a fully-funded international professional development program for U.S. educators.  Funded by Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., and administered by the Institute of International Education, the program advances environmental stewardship and global connectedness in U.S. schools and communities. 

The deadline to apply is January 23, 2011.  The inaugural Toyota International Teacher Program to South Africa will provide teachers first-hand exposure to the social and environmental complexity of South Africa, focusing on sustainable development and emphasizing the links between history, culture, power, and the environment.  Teachers will explore the country's natural and cultural diversity through a range of site visits and hands-on activities.

Please help us reach out to educators by sharing this information with your members and constituents. If you post programs and professional development opportunities on your website, listserv, or newsletter, we would greatly appreciate you posting information on the program as well. The Toyota International Teacher Program greatly values diversity and encourages educators of all backgrounds, subjects, and school types to apply for this unique professional development opportunity.


Thank you for considering this request to help us spread the word about this unique opportunity. Teachers can visit our website at www.iie.org/toyota for application instructions, FAQs, and to apply online.


In the words of a program alumnus:


"International opportunities such as these completely expand our worldviews and shift our priorities. My approach to teaching has changed - I have become more passionate about making my students global citizens with knowledge of and sensitivity to international issues."

If you have any questions or would like more information, please do not hesitate to contact me by email at toyotateach@iie.org or by phone at (toll-free) 877-832-2457.