CELTA Program – Teach English Abroad

If you’re interested in teaching English abroad, we’d like you to know about the CELTA program given here at UT Austin.  The CELTA is a 4-week certificate program offered through Cambridge University and is the most well-recognized English teaching certificate around the world.

We are offering 3 sessions this summer:

May 26-June 19

June 22-July 17

July 20-August 14

Our final information session for the spring is on Monday, April 27, at 5pm in MEZ 1.206.

More information can be found at http://world.utexas.edu/celta

Best regards,

Christine

CHRISTINE MCCOURT  ESL Instructor/Sponsored Student Advisor/CELTA Administrator, ESL Services

International Office  |  The University of Texas at Austin  |  (512) 471-2480  |  cmccourt@austin.utexas.edu |

world.utexas.edu/esl

https://www.facebook.com/UTAustinESL

Fulbright U.S. Student Program Info Session Wednesday, May 6th

FULBRIGHT GRANT INFO SESSION DATE AND TIME:

Wednesday, May 6,from 3-4pm, CLA 0.128

Fulbright awards graduating seniors, recent graduates and alumni to travel for academic work in all disciplines, including the sciences, social sciences, humanities, engineering, and the performing and creative arts.  A number of countries also offer grants for those who wish to serve as English teaching assistants.

If your students aren’t quite ready, the competition happens every year, and we’d like to put the Fulbright Program in exceptional students’ minds as a goal to strive for after graduation!

Timeline:

INFO SESSION: Wed, April 15, 2015, 3-4pm, CLA 0.128 on UT Campus

INFO SESSION: Wed, May 6, 2015, 3-4pm, CLA 0.128 on UT Campus

ONLINE APPLICATION OPENS:  Fri, May 1, 2015

UT APPLICATION CAMPUS DEADLINE:  Wed, September 2, 2015                               

INTERVIEW SLOT ASSIGNED: Fri, Sep 11, 2015

COMMITTEE INTERVIEWS: Mon-Fri, Sep 14-18 and 21-25, 2015 in the UT Austin International Office, 2400 Nueces St, Suite B, Austin, TX 78705, ROOM 104     

NATIONAL ONLINE APPLICATION DUE:  Tuesday, October 13, 4PM Central Time

AWARDS ANNOUNCEMENTS: March-June 2016

The Fine Print:

The 2016-2017 Fulbright U.S. Student competition will open on May 1, 2015.  The Fulbright U.S. Student program is open to graduate students at all levels, undergraduates who will have completed their degree by the beginning of the grant period (for most countries, Sept. 1, 2015) and non-students who hold a bachelor’s degree.  The program is restricted to U.S. citizens.  The grants are for study and research abroad, and are available for most countries.  Grants are awarded for all disciplines, including the sciences, social sciences, humanities, engineering, and the performing and creative arts.  A number of countries also offer grants for those who wish to serve as English teaching assistants.

Deadlines and Procedures:

  1. Potential applicants must register with us, by completing the FULBRIGHT REGISTRATION SURVEY 2016-2017:

The survey will ask the applicant’s name, contact information, academic status (i.e., undergrad, grad, alumnus), country or region of interest, and area of study or research topic.

  1. The applicant should go to the Fulbright U.S. Student Program website

(http://us.fulbrightonline.org/home.html) for country summaries, information about preparing an application, and, starting May 1, to begin the online application process.

  1. The applicant should also review our campus website:

http://world.utexas.edu/abroad/funding/scholarships/fulbright

  1. Campus Deadline: The applicant must submit copies of all application materials electronically to our office by 2 PM on September 3. Interviews are tentatively scheduled between September 14 and September 25.  While the deadline for final submission to the national office has not yet been announced, my expectation is that it will be around mid-October 2015.

Again, I invite you to encourage eligible and interested students (and alumni) to consider applying.  For the most recent statistical year (2014-15), UT Austin ranked in the top 25 of Doctoral and Research institutions, with 13 or our 57 applicants receiving the grant. UT Austin’s award percentage per applicant that year was nearly 23%.  As a Fulbrighter myself (Brazil, 1990), I can testify to the lifelong value of this extraordinary program, and I am hoping that we can make that experience available to your students as well.

Best,

Lindsay Hale, Ph.D.

University Extension | Continuing Education

Chair, Fulbright U.S. Student Program Campus Committee

Two Jobs at Consulate-General of Japan in Houston

Accounting/Administrative Clerk

Title:  Accounting/Administrative Clerk

Benefits:  Paid vacation, medical/dental insurance, US federal and some Japanese
national holidays

Working hours:  9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday *some evenings and weekends required 
for special events and receptions

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • General accounting duties – process bills and checks, support accounting personnel
  • Administrative duties – insurance, health check-up, office supplies and machines, building maintenance request, office ID and parking card, official bank account, filing
  • Official cars’ scheduling
  • Receive/Dispatch official cargo
  • Translation and Interpretation (Japanese – English)
  • Other administrative duties and assisting the diplomats with day-to-day work.

Required Qualifications:

  • US citizen or US permanent residency holders
  • Advanced Japanese language reading and writing skills
  • Strong organizational, administrative, and communication skills
  • Ability to work autonomously or as part of a team
  • Strong computer skills. Must be proficient in common software, including Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Knowledge of and experience in Accounting (favorable)

Location:
 Consulate-General of Japan in Houston, 909 Fannin Street, Suite 3000, Houston TX 77010

To Apply:
 Interested candidates should mail, fax, or e-mail their resume and cover letter to Ms. Shiori Nakamura (Fax: (713) 651-7822, E-mail: cgj.joboffer.admin@ho.mofa.go.jp). Deadline for submission is Friday May 1, 2015. Please do not call with regard to your application status.

 

Clerk for Consular Section

Title:  Clerk for Consular Section

Benefits:  Paid vacation, medical/dental insurance, US federal and some Japanese
national holidays

Working hours:  9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday *some evenings and weekends required 
for special events and receptions

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:
 Under general supervision, the clerk performs all of consular service assistant functions. Typical tasks are:

  • Assistance in Japanese passport service
  • Assistance in visa service
  • Assistance in Japanese citizenship service (birth, marriage, divorce, nationality, etc.)
  • Assistance in help, support and protection services for Japanese living in Texas and Oklahoma
  • Assistance in Japanese election service
  • Other consular duties and assisting the diplomats with day-to-day work.

Required Qualifications:

  • US Citizen or US permanent residency holders
  • English Language Fluency is required and Japanese Language Fluency is
  • Strong organizational, administrative, and communication skills
  • Ability to work autonomously or as part of a team
  • Must be proficient in computer skills such as Microsoft word, Excel, Internet, and Emails.
  • Must be able to take business trips and work over time.

Location:
 Consulate-General of Japan in Houston, 909 Fannin Street, Suite 3000, Houston TX 77010

To Apply:
 Interested candidates should mail, fax, or e-mail their resume, passport, a vaid US visa or s valid US permanent resident card (Green card) and cover letter to Consular Section. 
(Please be imformed that we won’t be returning your resume) 
(Fax: (713) 651-7822, E-mail: cgj.joboffer.ryoji@ho.mofa.go.jp).
Deadline for submission is Friday May 13, 2015. Please do not call with regard to your application status.