The Asia Institute-Crane House is offering an opportunity for Kentucky teachers to visit Asia to foster cross-cultural relationships and to promote academic exchanges.

The 2025 Teach in Asia program runs for three weeks in July. Locations of host institutions will be across Taiwan and Mainland China. Applications are being accepted until March 2025.

Knowledge of an Asian language is not a requirement for the program. Classroom teaching experience in an academic setting is highly desirable, but documented non-classroom, non-academic instruction experience may be assessed as a substitute qualification.

Applicants are also encouraged to:

  • Hold TESOL, TESL, TEFL, or other related credentials in English teaching;
  • Be able to effectively convey new ideas through creative instruction;
  • Be interested in Asian cultures; and
  • Be able to work as part of a team.

A recruitment and orientation meeting will be held Sept. 5, at 6 p.m. ET at the Asia Institute – Crane House location on 1244 S. Third Street, Louisville, KY 40203. A virtual option for the meeting is also available.

More information about the program, including how to apply, can be found on the Asia Institute-Crane House Teach in Asia 2025 homepage. Email Joanne Zhou, education director at the Asia Institute – Crane House, with any questions.

The program is part of a partnership with the Kentucky Department of Education and the Ministry of Education in Taiwan. Asia Institute-Crane House has hosted the Teach in Asia program since 1988. Part of the program is underwritten by the Freeman Foundation.