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NYU Shanghai Writing and Speaking Fellowship

The Writing & Speaking Fellowship is designed for graduating college seniors and young professionals who have recently completed their academic study programs. Fellows serve as English language writing and speaking tutors for undergraduates at NYU Shanghai, the third degree-granting campus in NYU’s global network, joining NYU in New York and NYU Abu Dhabi. Opened in 2013, NYU Shanghai is a world-class liberal arts and sciences research university with half of the student body drawn from China and half from over 60 other countries.

The primary responsibility of the Fellow is to provide one-to-one tutoring. In addition, Fellows develop their leadership, project management, and intercultural communication skills through working on campus enrichment projects that match their background and interests. This might include mentoring student clubs, developing support for students pursuing careers/graduate school, or launching new initiatives that contribute to intellectual life on campus. Fellows are immersed in a pioneering model of international higher education. Fellows are also required to complete an independent writing project
over the course of the academic year, with mentorship from a member of the NYU Shanghai Faculty.

Candidates must have received high distinction during their college and early professional careers, and they must be gifted writers. Experience teaching or tutoring writing is helpful, but not required. We also value evidence of initiative and judgment, as well as skill working with people from different cultures.

• $25,000 fellowship stipend
• Round-trip transportation to Shanghai
• Medical insurance
• Housing benefits in Shanghai
• 10-month appointment from August 1, 2017-May 30, 2018

• Minimum of a bachelor’s degree by July 2017
• Two years of tutoring/teaching experience or a Master’s degree preferred
• Excellent academic record
• Candidates with fewer than two years of continuous formal teaching exp


First round: January 9, 2017; applications accepted until positions filled

Application Procedure:
Student applies directly

Eligible to Apply:

Undergraduate: Senior

Graduate: First Year Graduate Student, Masters Student

Award Type:
Scholarship / Fellowship
Study / Research Abroad

Award Period:
Post Bachelors
Post Graduate School

Disciplines / Areas of Study or Interest:
Teaching abroad, writing. Open to all fields.

Additional Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree, less than two years formal teaching experience, strong writing skills

Last Updated:
June 15, 2017

Last Updated: 9/12/17