Holocaust Teacher Training Program

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For more than ten years, the U.S. Department of State has helped to organize summer teacher-training programs in the United States to foster Holocaust education, in cooperation with the Association of Holocaust Organizations (AHO) in New York.  To date, this initiative has brought over 300 teachers from thirteen countries to U.S. Holocaust-related institutions for training seminars.

These teacher-training programs have been highly effective.  Teachers were exposed to innovative methods of teaching the Holocaust, and by interacting with each other and with American participants, were able to gain new perspectives on the challenges of teaching the history of the Holocaust.

For the summer 2018 programs, the AHO has identified several U.S. colleges and museums/AHO institutions with space for one-week programs foreign participants, including Hungarian citizens.  All selected participants will receive scholarships covering all travel, lodging, and living expenses.

The application period for the 2018 program closed on March 25. The call for applications for the 2019 program will be published in the first quarter of 2019.
If you have any questions, please, send your inquiry to birok@state.gov and Cecilia.nagy@emmi.gov.hu.

Application requirements:

The ideal applicant is a secondary school teacher (middle or high school) of social studies or literature, who is fluent in English.

The application must include:

  • Name, address, e-mail address and telephone number of the applicant
  • Name, address and telephone number of current workplace
  • English language CV
  • English language summary of previous/current Holocaust education related activities (researches, curriculum designing, project designing etc.)
  • English language summary of implementation ideas based on experiences to be gained in the United States