Recent college graduates or outdoor professionals without classroom experience should consider our teaching fellowship program. This program is designed to help prepare individuals to become teachers in programs like Alzar School.
A Teaching Fellowship at Alzar school is an excellent opportunity for recent college graduates and emerging young professionals to gain practical experience working in an academic institution that emphasizes leadership development of 10th and 11th grade students. Through extensive outdoor exploration, cultural exchange, and academic training, you will build your skills and your resume. Working in a close-knit community setting, Fellows forge strong relationships with students and faculty that transcend the classroom. After your semester as a Fellow, you will be equipped with a wide array of skills and experiences that can be applied in many different future careers, whether you choose to teach, work for a non-profit, or lead backcountry expeditions.
Teaching Fellows have incredible adventures throughout their semester at the Alzar School. Imagine teaching on a crystal clear river, carving perfect turns with your students before class, and practicing your Spanish with a huaso (Chilean cowboy) in the Andes. Now, imagine that this is your semester of professional growth. And that is only the beginning:
– Teach motivated students in rigorous academic classes – Visit a Mapuche communities & backpack in Patagonia – Explore the rugged Owyhee canyonlands,the Salmon River, and the Andes – Ski at Tamarack Resort and Brundage Mountain – Kayaking and rafting in Chile on the Rio Fuy, Baker, Enco, and more – Live in cabanas in the shadow of a volcano and in a yurt on the North Fork of the Payette River
Teaching fellows pay a $4,200 USD program fee. Alzar School provides housing, food, instruction, use of some specialized outdoor equipment, transportation to/from/in Chile.
Additional Salary Information: Teaching fellows pay a $4,200 USD program fee to Alzar School.
About Alzar School
Alzar School is a semester school for students in 10th and 11th grades. Students are highly motivated teenagers who want to make a difference in the world. Alzar School’s campus is in Cascade, Idaho, but each semester includes extended cultural immersion in Chile. Faculty travel with the students to Chile, living and working there for five to six weeks each semester. The school uses honors and AP-level coursework, outdoor adventure, and international travel to challenge students. Our mission at Alzar School is “We build leaders who positively impact the world.”