International Educators Leadership Program (IELP)
The International Educators Leadership Program is a program sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State. IELP will provide teachers from the Near East, South Asia, and Southeast Asia with unique opportunities to develop expertise in their subject areas, enhance their teaching skills and increase their knowledge about the United States. The program will consist of a semester-long academic program at a U.S. university, including coursework and intensive training in teaching methodologies, curriculum writing, teaching strategies for their home environment, educational leadership, as well as the use of computers for Internet, word processing and as tools for teaching. The semester-long program will also include an 8-week internship at a secondary school to engage participants actively with the American teachers and students.