International Teacher Education (ITE) Program 


The ITE Scholarship provides as many as seven young women from countries other than the United States the opportunity to study in American colleges and/or universities. The applicant must be an unmarried woman with no dependents and at least 20 years of age and no more than 35 years of age.  She must also be a non-U.S. citizen residing outside the United States and maintain that residency status from the time of application to the awarding of the scholarship.  She shall plan to enter the teaching profession or be engaged in the teaching profession.  She must have received an undergraduate degree and be eligible to receive a master’s degree.  The next application deadline is January 1.
 
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2016 ITE Weekend Educational & Cultural Round-table Discussions


Viktoriya Ivanenko from Tajikistan and Anna Alejo from the Philippines

Natasha Ocktora from Indonesia and Trang Pham from Vietnam

Svetlana Vikhnevich from Russia and Elisa Ugarte from Chile

The Educational and Cultural Discussion is an activity which involves the ITE students, co-sponsors, International Chapter members, other Alpha Delta Kappa members and the ITE Board. The group assembles in the Social Room at Alpha Delta Kappa Headquarters for a welcome and introductions. Participants are divided into three groups with ITE students, co-sponsors, International Chapter members, and other Alpha Delta Kappa members in each group, and is facilitated by an ITE Board member. Selected topics are presented and participants share information about themselves, their country, their culture, their educational background as well as their goals for the future. In exchange, Alpha Delta Kappa members have the opportunity to share information about their experiences in the field of American education. The Facilitator and the student(s) rotate to each group so that everyone has the opportunity to meet all the ITE students. The entire group reassembles in the Social Room, where each student is presented a flag of her country and an American flag.

2018-2019 ITE Scholar Contact Information


History and Purpose
In 1961 Alpha Delta Kappa, International Honorary Organization for Women Educators, unanimously adopted the concept for the International Teacher Education program as its International altruistic program — a program designed, at that time, to bring women students to the United States for their final year in teacher training. In 1963, the first three Alpha Delta Kappa-International Teacher Education students arrived from Switzerland, Germany, and Argentina. Each student received a $1,000 scholarship. Through the years, Alpha Delta Kappa has increased the size of its scholarships, and today each recipient receives a $10,000 scholarship. Students currently in our program may apply for an additional year. To date, Alpha Delta Kappa has sponsored over 200 students from more than 40 countries.

Funded by the more than 1,200 Alpha Delta Kappa chapters, the purpose of this scholarship program is:

To promote better worldwide understanding through the field of education;
To focus attention on the precepts which are the foundation of Alpha Delta Kappa.

Program Goals

The goals of the International Teacher Education Program provide students from countries outside the United States the following opportunities:

To study in American universities and colleges;
To learn about the philosophy of education, methods, and materials of instruction in the United States;
To observe democracy in action;
To share their experiences with people both in the United States and abroad.

Scholarship Provisions

Each Alpha Delta Kappa - International Teacher Education student will receive the scholarship in installments at designated intervals at the college/university she will attend. (This grant is not adequate to cover all expenses.)
Each student shall submit to the chairman of the International Teacher Education Board a written statement outlining how each installment will be used.
Housing arrangements are the responsibility of the student.
Each student is encouraged to live in college/university housing.
Each student will have Alpha Delta Kappa co-sponsors who live near her university. The co-sponsors will introduce the student to Alpha Delta Kappa, provide a family relationship, and assist with adjustments.
Each student is encouraged to file a report with the Alpha Delta Kappa - International Teacher Education Board for a period of two years following completion of her studies.

Insurance

Alpha Delta Kappa does not assume responsibility for injury, accident, or illness. Alpha Delta Kappa - International Teacher Education students must agree to purchase hospitalization insurance as offered by the college or university or through the agency recommended by the Institute of International Education.

Transportation

Scholarship funds are not available for transportation purposes. Each student is responsible for her own travel expenses.

Applicant Qualifications

Applicants must be single women with no dependents and maintain that status throughout the scholarship period to retain the scholarship.
Applicants must be at least 20 years of age and not more than 35 years of age at the time of the application deadline of January 1, in the year study is to begin.
Applicants must be non-U.S. citizens living outside of the United States and must maintain that residency status from the time of application to the awarding of the scholarship.
Applicants shall rank academically in the top 25 percent of their class.
Applicants should have well-rounded personalities and display strong leadership qualities.
Applicants shall display a genuine interest in the promotion of better world understanding through education.
Applicants shall have the ability and the willingness to adapt readily to new situations.
Applicants shall have received an undergraduate degree and be eligible to receive a master's degree. 
Recipients are required to carry sufficient credit hours to qualify as a full time student.
Applicants shall plan to enter the teaching profession or be engaged in the teaching profession.

Members of Alpha Delta Kappa are not eligible for International Teacher Education Scholarships.

Completed applications must be received by Alpha Delta Kappa International Headquarters on or before January 1.

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Alpha Delta Kappa International Headquarters
1615 West 92nd St.
Kansas City, MO 64114-3210
USA
(800) 247-2311 • (816) 363-5525
FAX (816) 363-4010
email: scholarships@alphadeltakappa.org