One of Peace Corps’ host country agencies in Mexico is CONACYT (Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología) which is akin to the National Science Foundation in the United States. Peace Corps Mexico assigns, with CONACYT’s approval, University English Co-Teachers to small- or medium-sized public universities that specialize in science, technology, engineering, design, and mathematics. The majority of students at these universities commute to campus from underserved communities and are on scholarship. Peace Corps University English Co-Teachers are part of the English for Technical and Academic Purposes (ETAP) initiative which is part of Peace Corps Mexico’s Technology Transfer Program. Successful Volunteers support English language learning through their teaching, co-planning, co-teaching, teacher training, student mentoring, and on-campus and off-campus extracurricular activities with students and faculty. Co-planning and co-teaching take place with full-time or part-time university English teachers and other faculty members who deliver their technical coursework in English.
As a Volunteer in the ETAP track of the Technology Transfer Program, you will contribute to the strategic objective of increasing professors’ and students’ capacities to communicate in English for technical and academic purposes. Some of the activities you will undertake at your university will include:
• Co-planning and co-teaching English language classes
• Independently facilitating or co-facilitating extracurricular activities for English language learning, such as conversation clubs, cross-cultural events, or English-language lunches
• Mentoring and providing career counseling to students, including reviewing English-language resumes, practicing English-language job interviews, helping edit and proofread student papers and presentations in a way that empowers them to improve their own English
Health coverage, Housing, Living allowance, Non-competitive eligibility (federal jobs), Stipend, Student loan forbearance, Training
Prohibits paid work outside of the sponsoring agency at any time
Subject to criminal background check