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Cultural Exchange Programs

2013 International Leaders in Education Program (ILEP) Announcement

U.S. Mission Uganda is pleased to announce the 2013 International Leaders in Education Program (ILEP), which is a semester-long training program for practicing secondary school teachers sponsored by the U.S. Government.  This program begins in January 2014 and ends in May 2014.

The ILEP will provide teachers from Uganda with unique opportunities to develop expertise in their subject areas, enhance their teaching skills, and increase their knowledge about the United States.  The program consists of a semester-long academic program at an American university, which will include coursework and intensive training in teaching methodologies, lesson planning, teaching strategies for the home environment, and leadership development, as well as the use of computers for Internet, word processing, and as tools for teaching.  This program will also include an eight-week internship at an American secondary school to engage participants actively with American teachers and students.  Visits to U.S. cultural sites and academic support will also be provided for participants throughout the program.

Grant Provisions include:  Round-trip airfare to and within the U.S.; academic program fees; housing; accident and health insurance; a daily allowance for meals and incidentals and a book/professional development allowance.

Eligibility:

  • be a secondary-level, full-time teacher with five or more years of classroom experience teaching in following disciplines:  English as a Foreign Language, Social Sciences (social studies, civics, history or geography), Mathematics and Science.
  • be a citizen of Uganda
  • be proficient in written and spoken English.  The program requires English Language skills adequate to live and function independently in the U.S. and ability to express ideas clearly and effectively;  and
  • have submitted a complete application which includes a completed application form, CV and completed recommendation and institutional support form, a passport photocopy up to page 5, and 3 passport sized photos.

 Ministry of Education officials, school administrators, full-time teacher trainers, university faculty, and private English Language tutors are not eligible.

Application/Selection  Process

Deadline for applications is February 28, 2013. Application forms are available on-line at http://www.irex.org/project/international-leaders-education-program-ilep-0 or you can request an application form from kampalaexchanges@state.gov

This is a worldwide competition and the candidates will have to go through a rigorous screening process.  After a review of applications, short-listed candidates will be called for an interview.  Finalists will be notified at the end of August 2013. 

Complete application forms should be submitted to U.S. Mission Uganda at  kampalaexchanges@state.gov (in one attachment) or delivered to our offices on Plot 1577 Ggaba Road, Nsambya.

For any further information on this program, please contact Cultural Affairs Specialist Dorothy Ngalombi  (Phone: 0414-306313, email: kampalaexchanges@state.gov )