Middle East Center

Global Citizen Fellowship for Philadelphia Area Teachers

Posted on November 27, 2018

The Middle East Center at the University of Pennsylvania, the Tellal Institute, and GEMS Education are delighted to announce a fellowship in Global Citizenship for TWO Delaware Valley teachers and their classes.

The fellowship will run from March 1st to May 30th, with a 10-day teaching residency, Arabic language immersion, and culture exchange in the United Arab Emirates. The UAE program will take place from April 14th – April 24th.

Participants will receive:

  • A partner classroom in the UAE
  • A travel stipend of up to $850 for airfare
  • A 10-day homestay with an Arabic language teacher in the UAE
  • 12 hours of introductory Arabic language instruction

Participants will be expected to:

  • Have a bi-weekly planning call with partner teacher in UAE from March 1 – May 30
  • Lead a weekly Global Citizenship activity in own classroom
  • Have students engage with partner class on Global Citizenship via online platform
  • Participate co-teaching in and language instruction programs in UAE

How to apply – Submit the following three documents to mec-info@sas.upenn.edu:

  • CV
  • Statement of Purpose, outlining how the fellowship will be incorporated into your curriculum, and how it might relate to your previous teaching experience and philosophy
  • Letter of endorsement from your school principal


  • No previous Arabic experience required
  • Open to all Delaware Valley teachers teaching in the following counties: Kent, New Castle, Cecil, Cumberland, Burlington, Camden, Atlantic, Gloucester, Salem, Berks, Philadelphia, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, Bucks

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