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Global Education Week 2023: Post-Graduation Opportunities Abroad Info Session
November 1 at 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Hear from a group of staff and program ambassadors as they take turns to showcase post-graduation opportunities abroad.
The event would consist of the following segments:
1. Presentations about career opportunities, Graduate school opportunities, and teaching abroad opportunities
2. Question and answer periods at the end of each presentation
Complimentary food and refreshments will be provided.
Global Education Week is an opportunity for students, faculty, and staff to learn about how they can engage around the world. As part of Global Education Week, the Global Engagement Office will organize presentations, information sessions, and cultural celebration events to recognize our international student body, foster intercultural learning, promote study-abroad opportunities, and highlight internationalization efforts on our campus. Global Education Week 2023 will take place from October 30 to November 2.
Opportunities Here and Abroad: Teaching English as an Additional Language – Scott Douglas & Amber McLeod
Learn about graduating with both an undergraduate degree and a certificate to teach English as an additional language. The Okanagan School of Education’s post-baccalaureate certificate in teaching English and additional languages can unlock opportunities here and abroad, with courses also counting as electives in a wide range of programs. The presenters will share key aspects of the certificate as well as the exciting places it can take students after graduation.
Scott Roy Douglas is an associate professor and the director of professional development and EAL programs in UBC’s Okanagan School of Education. His focus is on EAL teaching and learning in adult and post-secondary contexts. He has taught in Canada and Japan.
Amber McLeod is a lecturer and the EAL programs coordinator in UBC’s Okanagan School of Education. She enjoys collaborating with others on curriculum development, assessment, and classroom resources. She has taught in Canada, Mexico, and Guatemala.
Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme – Stephanie Mathura
The Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme is a Japanese government sponsored exchange programme that offers university graduates opportunities to work in Japan as either an Assistant Language Teacher (ALT) team teaching with a Japanese Teacher of English in elementary, junior and senior high schools or a Coordinator for International Relations (CIR) in selected local government offices in Japan.
For over 30 years, the JET Programme has invited enthusiastic university graduates from around the world to work in Japanese schools and cultural organizations. In the process, JET participants obtain valuable overseas work experience, gain in-depth knowledge of Japanese culture, and meet participants from around the world, while contributing to language education and international understanding at a local level.
Stephanie Mathura is a UBCOkanagan alumnus and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing. As part of the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme, she taught in Kagoshima City from 2018 – 2022. In her role as an Assistant Language Teacher, she taught classes across all levels – Senior High School, Junior High School, and Elementary School.
Teaching Abroad Opportunities in Korea – Andrew Calhoun
- Teaching opportunities in South Korea
- How to make the most of living and working overseas
- The importance of understanding culture and identity
After graduating with a UBC Bachelor of Arts degree, Andrew completed a Post-Degree Professional Program at the University of Victoria to earn a BC Teaching Certificate. His career in education led him overseas, where he worked at Korea Aerospace University for 14 years and graduated from Yonsei University with a Masters in Korean Studies. Throughout these experiences, a lot of wonderful people gave him the guidance and encouragement he needed to help him achieve his academic and personal goals. As an Academic & Career Advisor at UBCO, he loves having the opportunity to help students explore their own unique goals and aspirations and discover the tools available to help them succeed.