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English Language Programs Abroad

The U.S. Information Agency works with three types of English language programs outside of the United States: Binational Centers, USIA/USIS Direct Programs, and USIA/USIA Affiliated Programs

USIA does not engage in the recruitment or hire of English language teachers for any of these programs. If you are interested in teaching in one of these programs (which usually hire teachers who are already in country, pay local wages and benefits, and typically provide no international travel or medical benefits), send your inquiries directly to a specific program. 

When requested, USIA in Washington will assist with the selection of a Director for a USIA/USIS Direct Program or for a Binational Center. These Director positions are advertised in a variety of places when open. 

I. Binational Centers

Binational Centers are autonomous, foreign institutions dedicated to the promotion of mutual understanding between the host country and the United States. English teaching is usually a major component of their cultural, educational, and information activities. Binational Centers often work in close cooperation with USIS posts overseas but are independent in their financial and administrative management. 

Central/South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela

East Asia and Pacific: Indonesia

Europe: France, Germany, Greece, Spain, Turkey

North Africa, Near East, South Asia: Pakistan

II. USIA/USIS Direct English Teaching Programs

As part of Cultural programming sponsored by the United States Government and coordinated by USIS posts overseas, some posts conduct their own English teaching program. A local-hire Director of Courses administers these programs. 

Africa: Benin, Burkina Faso, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Madagascar, Niger, Senegal, Togo

North Africa, Near East, South Asia: Jordan, Syria, Yemen

III. USIA/USIS Affiliated English Teaching Programs

English teaching programs overseas identified by USIS posts as recipients of USIA/USIS resources and support may be recognized as affiliated with USIS posts. This could include programs conducted by universities (public or private), ministries of education, or private institutes. 

Central/South America: Argentina, Ecuador, El Salvador

East Asia and Pacific: Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand

Europe: Italy

North Africa, Near East, South Asia: Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia

This site is produced and maintained by the United States Information Agency. Links to other Internet sites should not be construed as an endorsement of the views contained therein. 

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