Contact the EL Fellow Program

The EL Fellow Program is funded by the U.S. Department of State (DOS) within the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), Office of English Language Programs, and is administered by the Center for Intercultural Education and Development (CIED) at Georgetown University, Washington, DC.

The English Language (EL) Fellow Program promotes English language learning around the world and fosters mutual understanding between the people of the United States and those of other countries. It places talented, highly qualified U.S. educators with Master's degrees with a focus in ESL and teaching English in all regions of the world. Through U.S. embassy projects, EL Fellows share their expertise, hone their skills, gain international experience, and learn other cultures. Upon returning to the United States, they share their experiences and acquired knowledge with their communities and professional colleagues. Today, the EL Fellow Program is more vital than ever. As a premier, competitive opportunity to work on TESL/TEFL projects in developing countries, the EL Fellow Program has an impact not only on the institutions that host EL Fellows, but also within the wider academic community. Teachers at the host institution receive professional tools from the EL Fellow that promote educational effectiveness and expand their ability to provide English instruction for a wider variety of student populations in a larger number of educational contexts.


Important Program/Website Updates:

  • New AY 2014-2015 EL Fellow Program projects are being posted here. Projects are still in the process of being approved by the U.S. Department of State and updates will be made to the Projects page on the website on a rolling basis.
  • The EL Fellow Program is accepting applications for the AY 2014-15 cycle on a rolling basis. For more information on eligibility requirements please click here. To apply for the EL Fellow Program please click here.
  • The EL Fellow has hosted two online webinars. One was a general information session and the second was about the application and review process.  Records of the two webinars can be found here.
  • Updated Eligibility Requirements for the AY 2014-15 cycle can be found here.
  • Applicants can only apply for Fellow level projects. Senior Fellowships will be phased out; during the AY 2014-15 cycle only Senior Fellows renewed from the previous cycle will work on Senior level projects.
  • Changes have been made to the benefits package. The EL Fellow stipend has been increased and all EL Fellows are eligible to receive a dependents allowance. A full list of AY 2014-15 benefits can be found here.
  • Past project descriptions can be found here. Please note that these descriptions are for reference only and do not represent the AY 2014-15 project descriptions or locations. The AY 2014-15 project locations will be posted at a later time.
  • New Applicants - If you meet the AY 2014-15 Eligibility Requirements and feel this program is a good fit for you apply here.


Department of State

Funded by U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Office of English Language Programs

All decisions related to the Fellowship (including candidate review, selection, funding, suspension, revocation, and termination) and all criteria related thereto are made and established by the U.S. Department of State.