UK Fellows Program: 2017 Information Sheet

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United Kingdom Fellows Program 2018

The UK Fellows Program allows graduating U.Va. students the opportunity to teach and live abroad in a UK boarding school for one year. Fellows participate fully by assisting with classes, sport, and residence life. The best candidates are mature, responsible individuals who are eager to get involved. Teaching experience, formal or informal is helpful but not required. The ability to help coach a sport, even if it’s not your greatest strength, is a plus. In some instances, coaching positions may be a school’s priority.

*Application Deadline: Noon on Wednesday, January 17th*

  • UVa Interviews: TBD between January 22nd – 26th (An interview is not guaranteed)
  • UK School Interviews/Offers: January 30th – February 9th
  • Second Round of Interviews/Offers (if necessary): February 12th – February 23rd
  • Applicants will be made aware of their status by: March 14th

Application Components:

  1. Personal Data Form
  2. Statement of Purpose – In no more than 700 words, please demonstrate why you are interested in becoming a UK Fellow, what makes you qualified to serve in this role, and what you hope to gain from your experience as a fellow.
  3. Resume/CV (no more than two pages)
  4. Unofficial transcript
  5. 2 recommendation letters

Please submit your application materials together in one PDF by email to Ms. Edith Conti ( Letters of recommendation should come directly from the writer and should also be e-mailed to Ms. Edith Conti. Please have your letter writers include your name in the e-mail subject heading (Ex. “UK Fellow Recommendation: Cavman”)

Salary: Varies, but includes room, board, and stipend

Dates: Approximately late-August through the last week in June or first week in July. There are long breaks in December and April and shorter breaks in the middle of each of the three terms.

Responsibilities (Specifics vary by school):
Teaching: You will teach classes to the equivalent of 7th -10th graders in the U.S. You will generally not teach the oldest students – though some fellows have tutored for A-levels.
Coaching: You will typically serve as an assistant coach (rather than head) of sport – though some student-athletes have been hired as head coaches or program directors.
Residence Life: Usually, you will be housed in an apartment in or next to a residence hall and assist with residence life duties, as well as partake in meals with the students.

Visas: In order to comply with British immigration rules, UK Fellows will enter the UK as Tier 5 interns. Each school will facilitate the process of securing a “Certificate of Sponsorship” through their HR department and will cover the visa fees. Each fellow will have to apply for the visa on their own.

Please contact:

Andrus Ashoo at for more information.
Center for Undergraduate Excellence