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Welcome to Amity Institute. Founded in 1962, the Amity programs were based on the belief that language learning and cultural exchange are essential to building international friendship and cultural understanding. This philosophy still remains at the core of the programs today. International exchange creates hands-on opportunities for people of different backgrounds to revise stereotypes and prejudices. Amity Institute currently offers two U.S.-bound programs.

INTERN PROGRAM

i1ntern photoThe Intern Program offers university students and recent graduates educational internships at primary and secondary schools in the USA. During the internship, participants not only gain teaching experience under the guidance of an experienced teacher, but also have opportunities to share their native language and culture.

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TEACHER PROGRAM

teacher programThe Teacher Program helps international teachers to fulfill their dream of working in the USA for a period of time at a primary and secondary school. Cultural components are interwoven into the program. As visiting faculty, Amity teachers are assigned to foreign language departments or teach subjects according to their qualifications.

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Making the Best out of Going Abroad

When someone decides to participate in an exchange program abroad, one of the biggest tasks ahead is adjusting to the new environment after leaving familiar surroundings and customs behind.  It is wise to mentally prepare for an initially uncomfortable period and to put helpful strategies into action.  It is important to keep in mind that, with the exception of a few lucky ones, everyone goes through cultural adjustment difficulties. Challenges are … [Read More...]

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Focus on Education

Here are some current news articles about teaching, multiculturalism, and bilingual education. Click the links below to read more. How bilingualism could benefit the brain: This Bostinno article discusses how bilingualism sharpens the brain and helps maintain its functioning power. Foreign Languages: How to Memorize Vocabulary: This … [Read More...]